Simplified CONSOB rules on public tender and exchange offers
In the course of 2012, the Italian securities regulator, Commissione Nazionale per la Società e la Borsa approved resolution no. 18079 of January 20, 2012 and resolution no. 18214 of 9 May 2012 which amended its regulation on listed issuers no. 11971 of May 14, 1999 with the primary purpose of (i) simplifying and streamlining the compliance requirements with securities law provisions and thereby facilitating access to the Italian capital markets and (ii) implementing the new EU Prospectus Directive.
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Jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Courts re winding up and unfair prejudice petitions — offshore companies
Hong Kong law contains a number of provisions designed to protect the interests of minority shareholders, including the “unfair prejudice” remedies under section 168A of the Companies Ordinance and the Ordinance’s “just and equitable” winding-up provisions.
The EU’s banking union proposals, consolidating the European regulatory supervision of credit institutions
On 12 September 2012 the European Commission adopted legislative proposals, including a draft EU Regulation, to establish a single supervisory mechanism for banks which is to be led by the European Central Bank.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Shearman & Sterling is making its presence felt in the City, squaring up to magic circle firms and looking to muscle in on key relationships. Private equity house Bridgepoint is one outfit that has had its head turned by the US firm.
Imagine you’re the general counsel of London-based private equity investor BC Partners. You’re sipping on your coffee, hashing out the details of your imminent £382m investment into UK-based business publishing company Mergermarket.