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Company & Commercial

18 March 2019
Stella Koukounis New simplified strike-off procedure comes into force

Cyprus - Solsidus Law

The provisions on the striking off of Cypriot companies set out in the Companies Law were recently amended to introduce a simplified process to reinstate a company which is struck off as a result of failure to file mandatory documents or to pay the annual levy to the registrar. The simplified process aims to enable companies that are struck off due to irregularity to be reinstated within two years, without having to resort to the courts

Author: Stella Koukounis
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Anne-Marie Bohan Brexit and contracts – a practical guide for Irish businesses

Ireland - Matheson

Irish businesses trying to navigate the current Brexit landscape should consider the impact of events on their contractual relationships. As Brexit will directly or indirectly affect most, if not all, transactions between Irish and UK businesses or Irish businesses doing business in the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), Irish suppliers must consider not only events which may directly affect them, but also their supply chain.

Authors: Anne-Marie Bohan, Julie Murphy O'Connor, Karen Reynolds, Gearóid Carey
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Eugenio Vaccari Shareholders' agreements – courts clarify rules for listed and non-listed companies

Italy - Grieco e Associati

Italian company law contains specific provisions for shareholders' agreements relating to listed or non-listed companies. Two recent court decisions provide clarity in this regard and confirm that the existing legal framework broadly recognises the admissibility of shareholders' agreements in order to govern the rights and obligations of company shareholders, particularly for joint ventures in the financial, trade and industrial fields.

Author: Eugenio Vaccari
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Activist CEOs speak out – is there a better way to do it?

USA - Cooley LLP

There has recently been a lot of pressure on CEOs to voice their views on political, environmental and social issues. According to the global chair of reputation at Edelman, the expectation that CEOs will be leaders of change is high. As such, to the extent that CEOs are considering taking stands on contentious social, political or environmental issues, are there effective ways for CEOs to decide when and how to do it?

Author: Cydney Posner
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Recent updates

Matthew Shaxson Jersey substance proposals – company perspective

Jersey - Ogier

Author: Matthew Shaxson
Corp Fin no-action letters address ordinary business exception and executive compensation

USA - Cooley LLP

Author: Cydney Posner
Paulo Cezar Aragão Stock options: local law and international accounting rules

Brazil - BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

Author: Paulo Cezar Aragão
Alvin Tang Exclusion clauses – abuse of freedom of contract?

Malaysia - Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva

Authors: Alvin Tang, Teo Ju-li
Hannah Kendrick PLSA Corporate Governance Policy and Voting Guidelines 2019

United Kingdom - Squire Patton Boggs

Author: Hannah Kendrick
Asli Tezcan Mandatory mediation process for commercial disputes introduced

Turkey - Acar & Ergonen Law Firm

Authors: Asli Tezcan, Bensu Özdemir

Upcoming events

IBA – 4th Mergers and Acquisitions in the Technology Sector Conference

28-29 March 2019 – Barcelona, Spain

This year’s conference will once again bring together leading professionals to debate the hottest M&A issues affecting the technology sector.


For more details go to:
https://www.ibanet.org/Conferences/conf944.aspx?utm_source=MA-tech&utm_medium=listing&utm_campaign=ILO

IBA – 11th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference

29-29 March 2019 – Dubai, UAE

This two-day Real Estate Investments Conference will focus on mega trends, the impact of Sharia law, cross-border real estate transactions, disputes and real estate financing.


For more details go to:
https://www.ibanet.org/Conferences/conf921.aspx?utm_source=realestate&utm_medium=listing&utm_campaign=ILO

IPBC Europe 2019

March 27-28 2019 – Paris, France

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), European companies are faced with a number of exciting opportunities – but also significant IP challenges. At a time when old methods of managing IP are becoming redundant, IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP executives inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in a rapidly changing world. At IAM’s IPBC Europe 2019 – taking place in Paris on 27 and 28 March – these issues and more will receive detailed consideration. Designed by and for European IP owners, the programme for IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP managers inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in the rapidly changing world.


For more details go to:
http://bit.ly/IPBCEurope2019

Auto IP USA 2019

May 8, 2019 – Detroit, USA

Building on three years of success in Detroit, IAM’s Auto IP USA will bring together the leading IP experts from across the automotive landscape. Through thought leadership, discussion and networking, attendees will gain insight into the IP challenges facing those driving change in the new era of mobility.


For more details go to:
https://www.IAM-events.com/AUTOIPUSA

Auto IP Europe 2019

16 May 2019 – Munich, Germany

Returning to Munich for its second year, Auto IP Europe will offer IP professionals in the automotive industry the opportunity to hear expert strategies from the complete supply chain – from the OEMs and industry suppliers, to the innovators in high-tech and connectivity.


For more details go to:
https://www.IAM-events.com/AUTOIPEUROPE

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