Magazine - May 2006

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  • HOW GERMANY IS SWEEPING AWAY TAKEOVER PROTECTION

    Five different articles analyse the new mood in Germany, including new laws on squeezing-out shareholders, the encouragement of private equity, the reform of shareholder meetings and the relaxing of takeover protection

  • Comment: A German Chapter 11

    The restructuring of drugstore chain Ihr Platz has shown that the combination of an insolvency plan and self-administration can create fast-track restructuring in Germany, say Lars Westpfahl and Jochen Wilkens

  • Comment: Germany is open for private equity

    The rules are slackening and the cash is piling up. It seems only a matter of time before a large German company is taken private, say Klaus Riehmer and Peter Wand

  • Towards a faster, easier squeeze-out

    A new way to buy out minority shareholders should make acquisitions in Germany simpler and quicker, say Matthias Horbach and Stefan Koch

  • Defining the rights of shareholders

    How the chairman of German shareholder meetings has been given greater powers to restrict troublesome shareholders, by Michael Arnold and Andreas W├Âlfle

  • German CMBS lives up to its potential

    Matthew Howard and Gabriele Roehl explain how property securitization in Germany defied the pessimists and grew without legislative help

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