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CMS Guide to cross-border merger

CMS guide to cross-border merger has been update during summer 2011. This document allows businesses contemplating a cross-border merger to quickly and easily determine whether it is possible and, if so, who should be involved and how long it is likely to take.

As M&A activity continues to rebound, and as cross-border mergers become increasingly attractive, businesses are looking for clear advice on how they can structure a merger to minimise risk and limit their costs – particularly in light on the EU Directive on Cross-Border Mergers and the legislation unique to each relevant jurisdiction. The Guide takes both an EU view and profiles the legal landscape in 17 European countries*:

  • Consequences of the cross-border merger (CBM)
  • Merging companies
  • Documents to be prepared, responsibility and essential content
  • Formal requirements and language
  • Publication and timing
  • Minority members and creditors
  • Responsible public authorities
  • Transposition and legal basis
Employment law
  • Employee participation
  • Other employment law matters
Tax law
  • Tax aspects
Simplified timeline of a CBM

For more information concerning this guide, do not hesitate to contact your CMS bureau Francis Lefebvre usual lawyer. You can also contact a member of our corporate team.

CMS Guide to cross-border merger
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