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German Federal Court Paves the Way for Stock Price Evaluations for Corporate Appraisals and Appraisal Disputes

The German Federal Court (Bundesgerichtshof – II ZB 12/21) has rendered a landmark decision in an appraisal dispute (Spruchverfahren) allowing the evaluation of enterprises based on their stock price for German corporate reorganisation measures. This decision can make appraisals of undertakings involved in a post-merger scenario much easier. It may solve many appraisal disputes with … Continue Reading

Cross-Border Corporate Transformations in Germany – Important Changes Ahead

Germany will implement the EU company law directive (EU) 2017/1132 (latest government proposal). The new law will serve as a basis for EU-wide corporate mergers, divisions and transformations of German companies. In addition, it will provide for essential improvements to mergers and other company reorganizations. Below are some key topics and changes.… Continue Reading