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Criminal Record Check for Persons Applying for Employment in the Entities of the Financial Sector – the Draft Legislation (Poland)

At the end of August 2017, legislative work has started to set out principles of checking clean criminal records of applicants for employment in the entities of the financial sector. A list of entities that will benefit from the law covers, inter alia, banks, international financial institutions, insurers, the Polish Export Credit Agency (KUKE), insurance … Continue Reading

Draft Regulation of Capital Funds in Slovakia

Recently, the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic (the “Ministry”) published a draft of amendment to the Slovak Commercial Code (the “Draft Amendment”) for public consultation. The Draft Amendment contains numerous substantial changes which we will discuss in series of separate blog posts. This post will look at the provisions relating to capital funds … Continue Reading

“Right for Payment Account” as an Instrument to Strengthen Consumers’ Protection

With effect from 1 March 2017, Czech Act No. 284/2009 Coll. on Payment System (the Act) has been amended in accordance with the Directive No. 2014/92/EU on the comparability of fees related to payment accounts, payment account switching and access to payment accounts with basic features (the Directive). One of the purposes of the Directive … Continue Reading

Want to Use Public Funds? You Have to Disclose Who Your Ultimate Beneficial Owner Is

If you are or will be doing business with Slovak state, local government, municipality or a legal entity financed or controlled by the state, or you are receiving EU funds, as of February 1, you must be registered in the new Register of Public Sector Partners (the “Register”) and disclose your ultimate beneficial owners (UBO). … Continue Reading

Czech Republic: License needed for consumer loans

Significant changes affecting consumer loans regulation in the Czech Republic are coming. The new consumer loans law (Act No. 257/2016 Coll., on consumer loan) was approved during the summer and will be effective as of 1 December 2016. It implements current European Directives into Czech laws, in particular the Directive on credit agreements for consumers … Continue Reading
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