Fusions et acquisitions


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  • China's FTZs: Recent developments


    Envoyé: 23 February 2017

    China recently announced the establishment of seven new free trade zones. We explore this and other key free trade zone developments.

  • Pensions stumbling block for FTT?


    Dernière révision: 24 February 2017 / Envoyé: 20 February 2017

    Press reports suggest that disagreements over the treatment of pension funds under the FTT proposal risk the future of the proposal.

  • An attempt to defeat a scheme of arrangement by splitting shares fails


    Envoyé: 14 February 2017

    ​A summary of the recent Dee Vally Group ruling against a share-splitting exercise which had been used with the aim of defeating a scheme of arrangement.

  • China introduces new regulations to encourage foreign investment


    Envoyé: 09 February 2017

    China is bucking the trend of global economic protectionism by taking major steps in 2017 to further liberalize its foreign investment regime.

  • Changes to the French FTT: 2017 Finance Act measures


    Envoyé: 26 January 2017

    The 2017 Finance Act provides for the increase in the rate of French FTT to 0.3% from 01 January 2017 and its extension to intraday trading from 01 January 2018.

  • VAT and holding company services provided without charge


    Envoyé: 24 January 2017

    The ECJ has confirmed that a holding company which provides services to its subsidiaries without charge cannot recover related input VAT on those services.

  • BaFin concludes investigation into closet indexing funds Accès restreint


    Envoyé: 29 December 2016

    ​The German regulator has concluded its investigation into actively managed funds that effectively only appear to track a benchmark index and has started a public consultation process on information that should be included in the fund documentation.

  • UK Takeover Code - checklists and forms now required


    Envoyé: 20 December 2016

    ​​The Takeover Panel has published for the first time a set of checklists and supplementary forms that must be completed and sent to the Executive when publishing certain announcements and documents to be sent to shareholders/optionholders in the offeree company.

  • BaFin postpones decision on ban sales of credit-linked notes Accès restreint


    Envoyé: 16 December 2016

    ​In an immediate response to the proposed ban of the sale of credit-linked notes to retail clients set out in a consultation paper of the BaFin key German finance market associations have published “self-binding principles” for the issuance of such products to address. As a reaction to the self-restriction of the main market participants, BaFin has postponed the proposed prohibition by at least a half year.

  • Reform of the UK’s substantial shareholdings exemption


    Envoyé: 09 December 2016

    The Government has released details of reforms to the substantial shareholdings exemption to broaden its scope and add a new wider exemption for the direct or indirect holdings of qualifying institutional investors.

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