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M and A in Belgium : International Competition Law - Wim Dejonghe

M and A in Belgium

International Competition Law

By: Wim Dejonghe (Editor), Wouter Van de Voorde (Editor)

Hardcover Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9789041115942
Number Of Pages: 250

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Investors, lawyers and corporate counsel with existing or potential ties to Belgian business have here the ideal M&A guide: concise but not superficial, practical but fully alert to the hidden dangers lurking in the interstices of applicable law. A notable feature is the emphasis on particular Belgian practice in such specific areas as representations and warranties, purchasers' and sellers' protection. M & A in Belgium deals with all the elements of a merger acquisition or a joint venture transaction--shareholders' rights, compliance with foreign investment regulations and competition law, structuring, due diligence, financing, transfer formalities, documentation, and taxation. The authors pay close attention to the relevant demands of labour law and environmental law, and offer especially valuable guidance in helping the practitioner to recognize the environmental 'red flags' that can make or break a deal. Whether the contemplated merger or acquisition is pure share, share-share, asset-share, or pure asset, private or public, friendly or hostile, this book provides the exact procedural details that add up to a successful deal. And should something go wrong, the coverage of suspension, sanctions, and judicial review under Belgian law will be extremely useful in ensuring the best possible, least burdensome outcome.The treatment of the subject throughout is straightforward and ready to apply. As any M&A transaction involving Belgian business unfolds, this book will prove itself a consistently informative and helpful resource.

Introductionp. 1
Basic Legal Conceptsp. 5
Exchange Control, Supervision, Notifications and Consentsp. 21
Methods of Aquisitionp. 33
Negotiated Acquisitionp. 53
Financing the Acquisitionp. 83
Forced Transfer of Sharesp. 101
Public Takeover Bids and Change of Controlp. 113
Mergersp. 137
Joint Venturesp. 145
Taxationp. 157
Labour Law Issues Concerning Acquisitionsp. 175
Environmental Issuesp. 191
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ISBN: 9789041115942
ISBN-10: 9041115943
Series: International Competition Law
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: July 2001
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.53