Corporate/Commercial Law

Law Society practice note gives law firms more impetus to use electronic signature platforms

In the haze of the Brexit referendum, you can be forgiven if the new EU Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services in the Internal Market (EU No 910/2014) (eIDAS Regulation) passed you by. This important new law came into force on 1 July and establishes a new regulatory framework for “trust services” including electronic… Read More

The Right to Information Act No. 12 of 2016 of Sri Lanka

The fight for responsible accountability, good governance which is against corruption can only be strengthened if the information held by responsible authorities is more readily available. The result of relaxing the obstructing tight mechanisms that prevent the access of information would create a more transparent system of administration. It is remarkable and broadly accepted by… Read More

Significant Changes to Canadian Takeover Bid Regime Implemented

Introduction On May 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) implemented new harmonized takeover bid rules. These new rules represent the most significant changes to the securities regulatory regime for takeovers of public companies in Canada since the original adoption of the takeover bid regime in 1966. Background to the New Rules The takeover… Read More

The Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Bulgarian Context - the Reach

I. Introduction In 2015 Bulgaria introduced in its Tax and Social Security Procedure Code (“TSSPC”) a system implementing the regionally and globally harmonized rules on automatic exchange of financial information in the field of taxation. The participating jurisdictions are the European Union member states under Directive 2014/107/EC amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange… Read More

Structuring European M&A activity: why Gibraltar?

The European M&A market saw record trends in 2015, with Q4 2015 being the highest ever quarter for deal value in Europe, exceeding €420billion[1]. A weakening euro resulted in strong US investment playing an important role, and amounting to over US$ 208 billion. This seems to have particularly fuelled European M&A, which saw deal values… Read More

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