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Towards the Unified Patent Court

25 EU Member States have embarked on enhanced co-operation to implement unitary patent protection for their territories. The so-called “EU Patent Package” consists of two regulations: Regulation No 1257/2012 concerning the implementation of enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection and Regulation No 1260/2012 regarding the applicable translation arrangements. However, […]

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Impact of reform on sale of corporate assets

The recently-enacted Law 31/2014 of 3rd December 2014, which reforms the Corporate Enterprises Act, reserves to the General Meeting of members or shareholders powers in relation to the acquisition, disposal or transfer to another company of “essential assets” (article 160, paragraph f). An asset is deemed to be essential when the amount of the transaction […]

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Impact of reform of the Corporate Enterprises Act on the governing body

Last December 3rd, Law 31/2014 amending the Corporate Enterprises Act (hereinafter the “CEA”) to improve corporate governance was approved, subsequently entering into force on December 24. The main objective of the reform is to enhance transparency and good practices by the governing bodies of companies in order to achieve effective improvement of the corporate governance […]

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Impact of reform of the Corporate Enterprises Act on the General Meeting

Last December 3rd, Law 31/2014 amending the Corporate Enterprises Act (hereinafter the “CEA”) to improve corporate governance was approved, subsequently entering into force on December 24. The main objective of the reform is to enhance transparency and good practices in the governing bodies of companies in order to achieve effective improvement of the corporate governance […]