Shareholders' Rights in Private and Public Companies Global Guide

Global insight from leading lawyers in comparative guides to the law worldwide

The Shareholders' Rights in Private and Public Companies Global Guide provides country-specific Q&A guides on shareholders' rights law worldwide for both private and public companies. Each Q&A guide gives a structured overview of the key practical issues, including types of limited companies and shares, general shareholders' rights, general meeting of shareholders (calling a general meeting; voting; shareholders' rights relating to general meetings), shareholders' rights against directors, shareholders' rights against the company's auditors, disclosure of information to shareholders, shareholders' agreements, dividends, financing and share interests, share transfers and exit, material transactions, insolvency, and corporate groups.

Alessandro Varrenti

Alessandro Varrenti is a partner at CBA Studio Legale e Tributario, with vast experience in corporate M&A, private equity, real estate finance and international contracts in general. He was admitted to the Rome Bar in 1981, and admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Cassation in Italy in 2001.

He has acted as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Private Law Institutions (1980-1981) and Civil Law (1985-1986) at Rome University, and has been a Faculty of Law Lecturer, EFLIT (courses in M&A, contracts and corporate law) in collaboration with Parma University since 2006. He is currently a professor of law of Public Finance at the University of Pescara "G. D'Annunzio". He is also the author of various articles, publications and books (principally in English) dealing with mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and the protection of minority shareholders.

He speaks English, French and Spanish. His professional associations/memberships include the International Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and he is a former member of the Executive Committee of ASLA (association of law firms organised as a partnership in Italy).


Fernando de las Cuevas

Fernando de las Cuevas is a partner at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, S.L.P., who specialises in banking law, securities market law, collective investment institutions, mergers and acquisitions, and family and private equity businesses.

He has acted as a lecturer on both the Financial Markets Specialisation Course (Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles) and the Masters Degree in Corporate Legal Consulting (ICADE). He is also the correspondent in Spain for the Journal of International Banking Law and World Securities Law Report, and author of numerous articles, publications and books within his specialist fields.

He speaks Spanish, English and French. His professional associations/memberships include the Madrid Bar Association (since 1983), World Securities Law Review Board (APCIMS-EASD Legal and Tax Committee), IBA (Committees E, I and Q), ICA (Standards Committee Membership) and the Circulo de Empresarios.

Country Q&A Contributing firm
Argentina Estudio Beccar Varela
Australia Gilbert + Tobin
Brazil Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Chile Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía, Ltda
China HIL International Lawyers & Advisers
Colombia Cárdenas & Cárdenas Abogados
Cyprus KGMC Legal, Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC
Denmark Gorrissen Federspiel
France JeantetAssociés
Greece Karatzas & Partners
Hong Kong Kirkland & Ellis
Hungary Lakatos, Köves & Partners
India Khaitan Legal Associates
Indonesia SSEK Legal Consultants
Israel Goldfarb Seligman & Co
Italy CBA Studio Legale e Tributario
Mexico Basham Ringe Y Correa, S.C.
The Netherlands Houthoff Buruma
Poland Noerr
Portugal Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Russian Federation Noerr OOO
Spain Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Switzerland Lenz & Staehelin
Turkey Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law
UK (England and Wales) Travers Smith LLP
United Arab Emirates Afridi & Angell
Article Contributing firm
Foreword CBA Studio Legale e Tributario



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