Reform of the prospectus regime

Reform of the prospectus regime

The European Parliament recently adopted major amendments to the draft Prospectus Regulation (the Regulation) proposed by the European Commission to replace the Prospectus Directive 2003/71/EC as amended (the Directive). The Regulation constitutes an essential step towards the completion of the Capital Markets Union. One of the aims of the Directive ... Read More »

French contract law reform

French contract law reform

The long-awaited French contract law reform just came into force on October 1st, 2016, pursuant to an Ordinance dated February 11, 2016. This reform is one of the most important milestones in the elaboration of French contract law rules since the birth of the Napoleonian Code in 1804… The reform aims at ... Read More »

Restructuring and notification of mass dismissals with regard to labor law

Restructuring and notification of mass dismissals with regard to labor law

“Fear, paranoia, insecurity.” With this apocalyptic triangle, Rose Beauchamp, Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood describe in their article Reorganization without Tears the environment in which the reorganization of companies takes place. And in this article they are only referring to the non-legal aspects of change processes. A quick glance at ... Read More »

The European Company (SE)

The European Company (SE)

Societas Europaea (“SE”) A legal form that’s also for the Mittelstand! The European company, also referred to as “SE” because of its Latin name “Societas Europaea,” is a relatively new legal form that is gaining popularity among German companies. After large Dax companies such as Allianz, BASF, Fresenius and Porsche ... Read More »

Disguised remuneration: Window to claim transitional relief on investment growth extended

Disguised remuneration: Window to claim transitional relief on investment growth extended

Currently, the Finance Act 2011 provides tax relief on amounts earned in disguised remuneration schemes (employee benefit trusts), with a tax charge applying only to the amount invested. This relief is due to be withdrawn as part of the Government’s crackdown on employee benefit trusts. In order to encourage settlement ... Read More »

New anti-money laundering regime

New anti-money laundering regime

Businesses need to prepare themselves now for the implementation of the new EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (the Directive). The Directive is scheduled to come into force in July 2017, but there are proposals to accelerate the implementation date to 1 January 2017.  HM Treasury has issued a consultation on the ... Read More »

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