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Adarve Abogados launches a new edition of its book “Litigation in Spain”

Adarve Abogados launches a new edition of its book “Litigation in Spain”

Unfortunately, the economic crisis of the last decade has had many negative effects on the Spanish economy, and as a consequence,  many professional relationships have been biased by these difficulties. Contracts have been left unfulfilled, debts unpaid, goods undelivered, buildings unfinished, etc. As a result, many foreign service providers, suppliers ... Read More »

Restriction of trading hours for small and large shops in the Czech Republic

Restriction of trading hours for small and large shops in the Czech Republic

As of October 1, 2016 the New Act on Trading Hours in retail sale and wholesale published in the Czech Collection of Laws under No. 223/2016 Coll. became effective. The main aim of this new act is to regulate trading hours and to set up general prohibition of trade on ... Read More »

Corporate compliance in Spain: Procedural aspects of the criminal liability of legal entities.

Corporate compliance in Spain: Procedural aspects of the criminal liability of legal entities.

In 2010, a reform of the Criminal Code, introducing the criminal liability of legal entities in Spanish law; in 2015, a subsequent reform regulated the basic models of crime prevention; it has provoked a small revolution in the legal world and it has been the subject of many doctrinal articles, ... Read More »

Registry of Contracts – new rules of effectiveness of certain contracts in the Czech Republic

Registry of Contracts – new rules of effectiveness of certain contracts in the Czech Republic

This article is devoted to the new act of registry of contracts (Act No. 340/2015 Coll.), which became effective as of 1 July 2016. The Act establishes in the Czech Republic a registry of contracts, an informative system of the public administration that serves as a platform for publication of ... Read More »

Foundation of a simple limited liability company according to the Czech law is now less costly

Foundation of a simple limited liability company according to the Czech law is now less costly

The simplification and reduction in the costs of establishment of a simple limited liability company brings us the novelization of the Czech Act No. 549/1991 Coll., on Court Fees (Act No. 161/2016 Coll.), which became effective as of 7 June 2016. Regarding the fact that a limited liability company is ... Read More »

GmbH or AG – what are the differences?

GmbH or AG – what are the differences?

Many foreign entrepreneurs establish a subsidiary in Germany, frequently choosing a Kapitalgesellschaft (company) for liability and tax reasons. The most familiar forms of company in German law are the Aktiengesellschaft (AG), or public limited company and the Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), or limited liability company. Both are autonomous legal ... Read More »

The Shareholder Spring – revisited

The Shareholder Spring – revisited

During the Shareholder Spring of 2012 shareholders won the argument that non-executive directors alone could be trusted to keep directors’ pay under appropriate scrutiny and control. Accordingly, the UK government took action and put in place a new remuneration reporting regime for listed companies (not including companies with securities admitted ... Read More »

Online traders take note: the EU Commission’s online dispute resolution platform

Online traders take note: the EU Commission’s online dispute resolution platform

Online dispute resolution platform Regulation (EU) No. 524/2013 on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes has directly applied in all EU Member States, including Germany, since January 2016. The Regulation applies only to online trade with consumers by companies headquartered in Europe (i.e. not in Switzerland, China or the USA). ... Read More »

Operating under the PSC Regime

Operating under the PSC Regime

Last year the new Part 21A was introduced into the Companies Act 2006, creating a new regime for almost all companies incorporated in any part of the UK to create and maintain a register of people with significant control (the PSC register regime). The first two important PSC register regime ... Read More »

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