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Could brokers also use mediation?
Mediation is becoming a more widely appreciated and applied alternative dispute resolution method. But there are categories of cases where it could be used more often. One of them is disputes between capital market participants, and in particular between brokerages and their clients.
Could brokers also use mediation?
Elimination of income tax exemption for closed-end investment funds
On the last day of October a notice was published on the Sejm website on filing of a parliamentarian’s bill to amend the Personal Income Tax Act and the Corporate Income Tax Act. The changes to the CIT Act, to enter into force on 1 January 2017, would eliminate the exemption from corporate income tax for closed-end investment funds (FIZ). This exemption has been used as a major instrument for tax optimisation, for example for entities involved in trading of debt and real property, and for taxpayers seeking protection against rules governing controlled foreign corporations (CFC).
Elimination of income tax exemption for closed-end investment funds
New system of penalties and administrative sanctions for violation of Public Offering Act now before the Parliament
The bill would significantly raise the sanctions for violation of reporting obligations—to PLN 40 million or 5% of annual turnover. The Polish Financial Supervision Authority could also publish the names of persons violating the act.
New system of penalties and administrative sanctions for violation of Public Offering Act now before the Parliament
Consideration of customer complaints by financial institutions
Financial services are not always performed as they should be, and procedures for considering customer complaints have not always been effective. Consequently, in May 2015 the Polish Financial Supervision Authority adopted a resolution on consideration of customer complaints, and in August the Sejm adopted the Act on Consideration of Complaints by Financial Market Entities and on the Financial Ombudsman. The act has just entered into force.
Consideration of customer complaints by financial institutions
Shareholder’s proxy at the general meeting of a public company
The season for annual general meetings is approaching with the deadline for approval of the financial statements of Polish companies. Shareholders need not participate in the meeting personally, but may appoint a proxy. However, the law provides for certain differences in appointment of proxies in listed and unlisted companies.
Shareholder’s proxy at the general meeting of a public company
New Bond Act
The Bond Act of 15 January 2015 will enter into force on 1 July 2015. Although it is a new law, for the most part it carries forward the regulations from the current law from 2005, with changes and additions where the need was revealed by the practice under the existing act.
New Bond Act
Changes in issuers’ reporting requirements
Companies listed on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and NewConnect will be required to release year-end and interim reports as well as disclose inside information. This is more of an evolution in reporting requirements than a revolution.
Changes in issuers’ reporting requirements
Who needs paper?
When conducting transactions involving shares in a Polish joint-stock company, it is essential to formulate the share sale agreement properly and carry out the measures required for effective transfer of the share rights to the buyer.
Who needs paper?
Share transactions and the right to vote the shares of a public company
It may happen that a shareholder of a public company is not entitled to vote its shares at the company’s general meeting.
Share transactions and the right to vote the shares of a public company
Changes in reporting obligations of securities issuers
Recent amendments to the Transparency for Listed Companies Directive should improve the system for release of information by listed companies.
Changes in reporting obligations of securities issuers
Investments in securities by managers of public companies
A management board member, with access to confidential company information, is subject to a number of restrictions on buying or selling shares of the company, on his own or another’s account.
Investments in securities by managers of public companies
Is the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive already in force in Poland?
Poland has yet to adopt regulations implementing AIFMD, but that does not mean that nothing will change on the Polish market for private equity and closed investment funds in the next few months, before the new regulations are enacted here.
Is the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive already in force in Poland?