Hazmat in the Mailroom?

Hazmat in the Mailroom?

An east coast household products manufacturing company received an emergency request from their sales team to have access to a sample of the latest formulation of mouthwash to present at a morning meeting with a large California based big box store customer. Given the importance of the customer, the COO ... 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 »

English pension law and overseas businesses – a tough act to follow, but expensive to ignore

English pension law and overseas businesses – a tough act to follow, but expensive to ignore

INTRODUCTION This note highlights key points concerning English Pensions Law where overseas businesses are selling, buying or operating businesses in the United Kingdom. State pension provision in the UK is limited and accordingly private sector pension provision is common and highly regulated. FOCUS OF THIS NOTE Pension benefits provided by ... Read More »

Dutch civil-law notary cannot execute a deed under German law

Dutch civil-law notary cannot execute a deed under German law

On the basis of two rulings by the German Bundesgerichtshof from 1981 and 1989, the belief arose that deeds under German law can be executed by civil-law notaries not practising in Germany. In particular, it would be possible to transfer shares in German companies or incorporate legal entities under German ... Read More »

Pensions liberation: Has the High Court opened the floodgates for fraudsters to exploit both individuals, and flaws within the system?

Pensions liberation: Has the High Court opened the floodgates for fraudsters to exploit both individuals, and flaws within the system?

The High Court has overturned a decision of the Pensions Ombudsman which supported Royal London’s decision not to transfer a member’s benefits to another pension arrangement due to pensions liberation fears. This could have serious repercussions for pension scheme trustees, and for the Pensions Regulator’s crusade against unlawful liberation activity. ... Read More »

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