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The future of securitisation
The recommendations published recently by the Financial Stability Board may result in more rigorous regulation of securitisation transactions.
The future of securitisation
2013 brings further changes in laws governing the capital market
A number of changes in two key laws governing the capital market—the Investment Funds Act and the Public Offerings Act—will go into effect in 2013.
2013 brings further changes in laws governing the capital market
Can a company defend against a hostile takeover?
When reports become public of plans for a hostile takeover of an exchange-listed company, the question arises whether the company may take any measures to oppose the takeover.
Can a company defend against a hostile takeover?
New rules for settling securities transactions
A bill to amend the Act on Trading in Financial Instruments was adopted on 28 June 2012
New rules for settling securities transactions
Danuta Pajewska: Dual listing increases the opportunities for raising capital
An interview with Danuta Pajewska, the partner in charge of the Capital Markets practice and the Financial Institutions practice at Wardyński & Partners, about the advantages for a company when its shares are admitted to trading on more than one stock exc
Danuta Pajewska: Dual listing increases the opportunities for raising capital
Audit committees in public companies
When a company is listed on the stock exchange, it should appoint an audit committee within the supervisory board. The committee must include an independent director with audit or accounting competence.
Audit committees in public companies
Foreign exchange permits and reporting
Although foreign exchange permits are rarely required in Poland anymore, companies must still remember about certain central bank requirements in this area.
Foreign exchange permits and reporting
Best practice just gets better and better
Under amendments to the WSE Code of Best Practice, companies will have to publish their sponsorship policies and comment on false reports about the company.
Best practice just gets better and better
What does a shareholder have the right to know about a public company?
At a general meeting of a listed company, shareholders have a right to ask questions about the company’s affairs, but management is not required—or even allowed—to answer some of them.
What does a shareholder have the right to know about a public company?
Omnibus securities accounts in Poland
From 2012, foreign investors wishing to invest directly in financial instruments in Poland should no longer need to open a securities account at a Polish brokerage or trust company.
Omnibus securities accounts in Poland
UCITS IV Directive not implemented in time-what to do now?
The deadline for Poland to implement the EU’s revised investment fund regulations came and went on 30 June 2011, but since then the Ministry of Finance has published its initial proposal to codify UCITS IV.
UCITS IV Directive not implemented in time-what to do now?
An end to evidentiary privilege for funds in relations with consumers
Fund statements no longer have the status of an official document in the event of a dispute with a client.
An end to evidentiary privilege for funds in relations with consumers