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06 JUN 2016

Gore-Browne on EU Company Law Update 58

Gore-Browne on EU Company Law Update 58

Eight chapters have been amended for Update 58. We are delighted to welcome new contributor Dr Jonathan Mukwiri, Durham Law School, University of Durham, who is taking on Chapter 12 – Takeovers.

Chapter 2B

Companies and the Conflict of Laws – Professor Peter Stone

Chapter 6

The Employment Protection Directive – Katherine Apps, Littleton Chambers

Chapter 10

Merger Regulation – Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director of Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law, at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Chapter 12

Takeovers – Dr Jonathan Mukwiri, Durham Law School, University of Durham

Chapter 16

Prospectus Directive – Alasdair Steele and Philippa Chatterton, Nabarro

Chapter 18

European Tax Law: Legislation and Political Initiatives – Dr Christiana Panayi, University of London

Chapter 19

EU Tax Law and Companies: Principles of the Court of Justice – Dr Christiana Panayi

Chapter 20

Financial and Narrative Reporting in EU Company and Securities Law – Dr Ekaete Efretuei, Keele Management School, University of Keele

Chapter 2B includes some minor updates and looks in particular at two interesting cases. Holterman Ferho v Spies von Büllesheim is studied with reference to jurisdiction over ordinary claims and jurisdiction over certain disputes governed by company law. KA Finanz v  Sparkassen Versicherung is concerned with the impact of Treaty provisions in relation to the protection of creditors and the English choice of law rules on corporate matters.

Chapter 6 has some minor updating and includes an update on pensions with the case of Jürgen Webb-Sämann v Christopher Seagon.

Chapter 10 includes routine updating and details of the Commission Review of the Merger Regulation.

Chapter 12 provides greater clarification of the background and history to the Takeover Directive.

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Chapter 16 includes commentary on the latest Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/301 of 30 November 2015 supporting the Prospectus Directive and the April 2016 Responses to questions set out by the European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority).

Taxation has been updated comprehensively by Christiana Panayi in Chapters 18 and 19 to include the latest 2015 cases and recommendations from the Commission. In Chapter 19, for instance, there is new material on the draft Anti-tax Avoidance Directive and the Commission public consultation on tax treaties.

Chapter 20 is a minor update but includes a fully revised Appendix 20, which should aid in understanding of the content of the chapter.