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WHAT LEGAL AREAS SHOULD A COMPLIANCE PROGRAM COMPLY WITH?

“Organizations that aim to be successful in the long term need to maintain a culture of integrity and compliance.” This is theresounding beginning of the introduction to the ISO 19600 standards. This first line marks a clear distance from what has been named a criminal prevention plan or criminal compliance plan. In fact, generic frameworks of reference in terms of…

THE SALE OF ESSENTIAL ASSETS IN SPANISH COMPANIES

Article 160 of the Spanish Companies Act, in its current wording, states certain competences of the general meeting, including section f), the text of which literally reads, “The acquisition, disposal or the contribution of company’s assets to other companies. The essential nature of assets is assumed when the amount of the operation exceeds 25% of the value of the assets…

THE PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE “SAFE HARBOR” CANCELLATION

In the judgment dated 6th October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the European Commission’s decision 200/520/CE, which contemplated that the United States guaranteed an adequate level of protection of the transmission of personal data on European citizens. Said judgement clearly affirms that European citizens’ personal data stored by American companies do not posses a…

ADVISOR’S APPOINTMENT BY COOPTATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF A LIMITED COMPANY

1. Introduction In the Official Bulletin of 22nd October 2015, the resolution of 30th September 2015, on the General Counsel for Registers and Notaries, in the appeal lodged against the statement of impediments issued by the mercantile and personal property registrar of Ceuta, by which the entry of an appointment resolution of an advisor by co-optation is denied. The appointment…