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Akzonobel V. Elliott: Landmark Case On Board Conduct In Takeover Situations
The Enterprise Chamber has ruled that a company's response to an unsolicited takeover proposal falls within the board's authority to determine the company's strategy.
Netherlands
21 Aug 2017
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Commission Warning: Double-Check Accuracy Of Your Merger Info
The European Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, recently announced that parties to a "handful of mergers"...
Netherlands
17 May 2017
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China's Stricter Capital Controls Limit Outbound Investment And Remittance Of Capital
Since November 2016, additional levels of control have been put into place to curb the flow of funds out of China.
China
27 Feb 2017
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National Competition Authorities To Be Empowered, Damages Actions Increase And Merger Control May Intensify
Companies should brace themselves, as 2017 is likely to see better and more effective competition enforcement in the EU.
European Union
24 Jan 2017
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Trend – Growing Chinese Investment In Europe Highlights Deal Challenges
The total value of transactions by Chinese investors in Europe announced in the first half of 2016 alone is around USD 79 billion.
European Union
19 Oct 2016
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Transactions With Chinese State-Owned Companies More Likely To Trigger Merger Filing
The European Commission recently published a decision which may significantly impact future transactions involving Chinese state-owned entities.
Worldwide
19 Jul 2016
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You've Been Disconnected: The Commission Blocks British Telecom Merger
The European Commission has earlier cleared several 4-to-3 mergers in the mobile telecommunications sector.
UK
21 Jun 2016
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Cold Storage Companies Froze Competition With Premature Merger Discussions
The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets imposed a fine of EUR 12.5 million on four companies in the cold storage industry.
Netherlands
18 Apr 2016
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Dutch Court Overturns Decision To Block Bakery Merger
The highest administrative appeal court in the Netherlands recently annulled the decision by the Dutch regulator ACM to prohibit the transaction between two rival industrial bakeries due to a high combined market share in the Dutch rusk market.
Netherlands
15 Mar 2016
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Dutch Merger Code Gets Wider Scope And Better Practical Alignment
On 1 October 2015 the revised Dutch Merger Code entered into force. It includes several amendments which are relevant to the M&A practice.
Netherlands
20 Nov 2015
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European Union And China Want To Improve Cooperation In Merger Review
The European Commission and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China have signed a best practices agreement for collaboration in the review of mergers and acquisitions.
European Union
18 Nov 2015
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No "One Stop Shop" For Leniency Applications
According to Advocate General Wathelet, there is no legal connection between a leniency application filed with the European Commission and a summary application made to a national competition authority for the same cartel.
European Union
20 Oct 2015
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Reference Date Buy-Out Price Of Shares Determined By Date Tender Offer
The Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal was recently asked to give a ruling on the reference date used in determining the buy-out price after a tender offer.
Netherlands
16 Sep 2015
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Commercial Reasons Required For Debt Financing, Even In Acquisitions
Recent case law illustrates the need for companies to carefully consider the risk of interest deductions being disallowed if they use a related party debt to fund an acquisition through a Dutch holding company.
Netherlands
8 Jul 2015
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De Brauw Responds To European Prospectus Directive Review Proposals
Earlier this year, the European Commission published a consultation document for the review of the Prospectus Directive.
European Union
12 Jun 2015
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Restrictions On Funding Business Activities In China To Be Relaxed
Chinese foreign exchange regulations restrict the activities of foreign companies in China. To ease these restrictions, the State Administration for Foreign Exchange has introduced various new regulations over the past few months.
China
12 May 2015
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New Catalogue For Foreign Investment In China
China’s National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce has issued a new catalogue of rules relating to foreign investments in China, effective as of 10 April 2015.
China
20 Apr 2015
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New Law Brings Big Changes To Foreign Investments In China
Positive experiences with recent experiments have encouraged China’s lawmakers to publish a new law on foreign investments.
China
13 Feb 2015
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Chinese Courts Create More Flexibility For Alternative Transaction Structures
In two cases decided in 2012 and 2014, Chinese courts extended the way in which sellers and buyers can agree on various structures to bridge a potential value gap.
China
13 Feb 2015
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China’s Supreme Court Creates Scope For Financing Between Companies
Finance-related activities are strictly regulated in China.
China
19 Dec 2014
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