The German Law on Conversions – Principles and Experiences after 20 Years (21 March 2016)

Asian Institute of International Financial Law
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
and
Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development
Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Seminar

The German Law on Conversions
– Principles and Experiences after 20 Years –

Professor Dr. Ruediger Veil
Alfried Krupp-Chair for Civil Law, German and International Business and Corporate Law
Bucerius Law School, Germany

Monday, 21 March 2016
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Room 723, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong

This lecture focused on the questions of how a merger takes place and how minorities are protected from a dilution of their shareholdings. This was discussed by reference to examples including the merger of equals and a group merger. The focus was on the duties of the board of directors to determine share exchange ratios and the application of shareholders’ appraisal rights.

Professor Dr. Ruediger Veil holds the Alfried Krupp-Chair for Civil Law, German and International Business and Corporate Law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany. He has published numerous articles and books, inter alia on “Corporate Law” (together with Professor Dr. Thomas Raiser) and “European Capital Markets Law”. Professor Veil advises the German Federal Ministry of Finance with special focus on EU financial markets law and has acted as an expert for the German, Chinese and Russian parliaments. Since 2014 he has been a member of the ESMA Securities Markets Stakeholder Group.