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The European Company (SE)

The European Company (SE)

Societas Europaea (“SE”) A legal form that’s also for the Mittelstand! The European company, also referred to as “SE” because of its Latin name “Societas Europaea,” is a relatively new legal form that is gaining popularity among German companies. After large Dax companies such as Allianz, BASF, Fresenius and Porsche ... Read More »

New anti-money laundering regime

New anti-money laundering regime

Businesses need to prepare themselves now for the implementation of the new EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (the Directive). The Directive is scheduled to come into force in July 2017, but there are proposals to accelerate the implementation date to 1 January 2017.  HM Treasury has issued a consultation on the ... Read More »

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 »

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