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Secret voting in general shareholders' meetings
  • Schoenherr
  • Romania, United Kingdom
  • February 26 2018

The corporate functioning rules for joint stock companies have been repeatedly altered by Romanian legislation, especially in relation to the governing structures of companies, such as shareholders' assemblies and management bodies.

EU Directive 2017828 - cornerstone of increased shareholder engagement?
  • Schoenherr
  • European Union
  • November 27 2017

EU Directive 2017828, amending Directive 200736EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement, was published on May 17 2017

The Constitutional Court of Moldova has spoken: No Need for Acquirer of a Share Stake to Obtain Shareholders' Resolution Before Registration
  • Schoenherr
  • Moldova
  • December 5 2016

Through its 27 September 2016 decision ("Decision 272016"), the Constitutional Court of Moldova ("Constitutional Court") has declared certain

Austria: Shareholder Agreements - Back to Normal?
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • July 20 2016

On 1 January 2015 the act to amend regulations for partnerships, as defined under the Austrian Civil Code (GesbR-Reformgesetz - GesbR-RG, BGBl I

Austria: Court strikes blow to new crowdfunding legislation and subordinated loans
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • July 1 2016

In September 2015, the new Austrian Act on Alternative Financings (Alternativfinanzierungsgesetz - AltFG) entered into force. The AltFG was intended

Austrian real estate transfer tax - indirect changes in shareholder structure
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • April 26 2016

Under Austrian tax law, not only the transfer of Austrian real estate, but also the transfer or consolidation of 95 of the shares in a

Consequences of Civil Code amendment for termination of shareholder agreements
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • April 18 2016

According to Austrian doctrine and case law, shareholder (syndicate) agreements are generally qualified as civil law partnerships. A recent amendment

Czech Republic: business shares in the community property of spouses - are both spouses members of a company?
  • Schoenherr
  • Czech Republic
  • August 20 2015

The discussion about the business shares of companies owned in the community property of spouses regulated by the new Czech Civil Code and Business

Austria: significant restrictions on the tax-neutral repayment of capital to shareholders
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • June 25 2015

Under current law, distributions made by corporations may - for tax purposes -be treated either as dividends or as a tax-neutral repayment of capital

Austria: new rules for Real Estate Transfer Tax on Share Deals
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • June 11 2015

In mid-May 2015, the Austrian government published the text of the changes in the country's tax system that will enter into force on 1 January 2016