Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers in Germany, Second Edition
Derived from Kluwer’s multi-volume Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers, the largest and most detailed database of M&A know-how available anywhere in the world, this work by a highly experienced partner at the leading international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP provides a concise, practical analysis of current law and practice relating to mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies in Germany. The book offers a clear explanation of each step in the acquisition process from the perspectives of both the purchaser and the seller. Key areas covered include: structuring the transaction; due diligence; contractual protection; consideration; and the impact of applicable company, competition, tax, intellectual property, environmental and data protection law on the acquisition process.
Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers is an invaluable guide for both legal practitioners and business executives seeking a comprehensive yet practical analysis of mergers and acquisitions in Germany.
Equivalent analyses of M&A law and practice in some 50 other jurisdictions, all contributed by leading law firms, are accessible on-line at www.kluwerlawonline.com under Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers.
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List of Abbreviations
Forms of Business Organization
Principal Forms of Business Organization
Publicly Available Information
Liability for Breach of Pre-contractual Duties
Purpose of Due Diligence
Scope of Due Diligence
Obstacles to Due Diligence
Due Diligence Reports
Restrictions on Foreign Investment
Consents and Waivers
Involvement of Employee Representatives
The Acquisition Agreement
Post-Closing Filings and Notifications
Acquisitions of Listed Companies
German Merger Control
Tax Considerations: Asset Deals