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Removal of a director by shareholders - to give reasons or not to give reasons?
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • January 18 2018

The Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 (Companies Act) regulates the removal of directors. In terms of the Companies Act, a director may be removed either

New Transparency Requirements for German Companies
  • Beiten Burkhardt
  • Germany
  • January 18 2018

The German Government tightens up its fight against money laundering!“ This was the goal for the implementation of the EU’s Fourth Money Launder

Articles of Association, Shareholders’ Agreements and Investors’ Agreements - what’s the difference?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2018

As a first seat trainee working in the Corporate and Commercial department, I will be the first to admit that company jargon can be intimidating and

Delaware Supreme Court Shines a (Blurry) Spotlight on Director Compensation Decisions: In re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

Delaware court decisions in recent years have led a number of companies to adopt stockholder-approved director compensation limits in order to

BVI directors under the microscope: Proper purpose rule examined in important judgment for fiduciaries
  • Harneys
  • British Virgin Islands
  • January 12 2018

In its November ruling, the BVI Court of Appeal carefully considered whether a fresh issuance of shares by directors was done for a proper purpose or

Bad news for PE investors in Spain: no drag along right in SLs unless minority shareholders agree
  • Fitzwilliam
  • Spain, United Kingdom
  • January 11 2018

A recent decision from the Spanish Companies House Directorate (DGRN) has made clear to investors that no amendment of the articles of association to

US Tax ReformDisclosure Considerations
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2018

On December 22, 2017, tax reform (the "Tax Act")1 was signed into law. The Tax Act will have significant implications for companies, including on

Employment & labour law in the UK
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, Global
  • January 10 2018

A structured guide to employment and labour law in the UK

Corporate News - January 2018
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 10 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published for consultation proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code (Code) and Guidance on

Fully Informed Shareholder Vote Leads to Dismissal of Derivative Action
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2018

In Morrison v. Berry, No. 12808-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 28, 2017), the plaintiff shareholder sued the Board of Directors of The Fresh Market, a food