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  • Executive remuneration Executive remuneration is locked

    A collection of websites and resources on setting executive remuneration levels

    15 May 2015

  • Compensation upon termination of appointments of directors or senior executives Compensation upon termination of appointments of directors or senior executives is locked

    Advisory factsheet on areas of protection, compensation, taxation and compromise agreements when terminating a directorship.

    13 May 2015

  • Confidentiality agreement Confidentiality agreement is locked

    This Advisory factsheet contains a sample confidentiality agreement produced for the purposes of information only. It has been extremely widely drawn and as such is unlikely to accurately reflect and protect your particular circumstances and position but it should highlight some of the matters that you might want to consider including and speaking to your professional advisers about.

    13 May 2015

  • Directors' Service Agreements Directors

    Advisory factsheet. An Executive Director has rights and obligations arising as an employee as well as a director of the company. It is important to remember that these two roles are separate but related. A director’s Service Agreement is a more complex contract of employment than the basic contract of employment.

    13 May 2015

  • Protecting designs used in business Protecting designs used in business is locked

    Advisory factsheet looking at what design is and how you can protect it.

    13 May 2015

  • Removal of a director Removal of a director is locked

    Advisory factsheet. Unless there is a special provision in the company’s Articles of Association a director cannot be removed from office by the Board, and only the shareholders can remove a director.

    13 May 2015

  • Terms of appointment for NED Terms of appointment for NED is locked

    Advisory factsheet. Terms of appointment for a non executive director, including duties, fees, expenses, confidentiality, data protection, termination and other obligation.

    13 May 2015

  • Confidentiality of business information and industrial secrets Confidentiality of business information and industrial secrets is locked

    Advisory factsheet about whether or not business information and industrial secrets can be protected by the law depends upon their nature.

    12 May 2015

  • Consultancy, commission, introduction and referral agreements Consultancy, commission, introduction and referral agreements is locked

    Advisory factsheet looking at “What is a consultant worth?” and “What type of arrangement will be best?”

    12 May 2015

  • Contracts of purchase and sale - whose terms and conditions apply? Contracts of purchase and sale - whose terms and conditions apply? is locked

    Advisory factsheet. Many companies and businesses print their standard terms and conditions of sale and purchase on the back of their standard quotations, order forms and invoices. In a situation where both the buyer and the seller have standard conditions and these conflict, whose conditions apply? This is frequently referred to as “the battle of the forms”.

    12 May 2015


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