Response on behalf of Houthoff
On 18 May 2018, the Dutch government offered the opportunity to respond to the proposal for a Directive on cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions ("Directive Proposal"). The Directive Proposal amends Directive (EU) 2017/1132, by adding procedural provisions on cross-border conversions and divisions and by amending the procedural provisions on cross-border mergers. Moreover, provisions regarding the protection of stakeholders such as employees, creditors and minority shareholders, are included in the Directive Proposal.
On 30 June 2018, the consultation period ended. Houthoff has extensive experience with cross-border mergers and cross-border conversions and has provided its practical views on the Directive Proposal from a Dutch legal and Dutch tax perspective. You can find the response of Houthoff here.