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Disputes over a greater protection of shareholder rights: what else needs to be done?

The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, has pitched into debate over US investor rights, backing tougher rules on shareholder advice and “greater transparency” in resolutions and annual meetings. According to Barbara...[more]

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Fortis saga: Dutch Court Approves a € 1.3 collective settlement in favour of Fortis shareholders

On the 13th of July the Dutch Court of Appeal endorsed the agreement between Ageas, the legal heir of Fortis, and the organisations representing the abused shareholders. A deal has been reached ten years after the dismantling of...[more]

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Germany's largest investor association calls for independent supervisory board for Deutsche Bank subsidiary ahead of IPO

Towards the end of 2017 Deutsche Bank announced that it will rebrand its asset management division, Deutsche Asset Management. The division is soon to be floated as a partnership limited by shares, or a KGaA (Komandit), a...[more]

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European Commission Adopts New Rules to Enhance Consumer Protection for Insurance-Based Investment Products (IBIPs)

Following the adoption of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) [1],  which was meant to improve the ‘protection of consumers and retail investors buying insurance products or insurance-based investment product’ [2]...[more]

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Double Taxation of dividends: the Belgian judge imposes the application of the International Convention preventing double taxation between France and Belgium

According to a Belgian law passed in 1980, only professionals can benefit from a tax deduction. An individual shareholder of a foreign company will first be taxed abroad on his financial assets and will then be taxed in...[more]

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Fortisgate: the end of the story? Not quite…

Despite 9 years of procedure and negotiations, the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam has declared non-binding the €12 billion settlement agreed by Fortis (now Ageas) and the consumer associations (Deminor, StichtingFortisEffect, VEB,...[more]

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The Stichting Volkswagen Investors Claims appeals for support - once again - to the German Federal Minister of Economy and Energy

In a letter addressed to the German Federal Minister of Economy and Energy, the Foundation expresses its disappointment regarding the absence of an answer to the letter sent to the Federal Minister in April 2017.  As a...[more]

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