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Access_open South African Mandatory Offers Regime: Assessing Minorities’ Leverage to Seek Recourse and Equal Treatment in Takeover Bids

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 2 2020
Trefwoorden company takeovers, mandatory offers, minority shareholders, equal treatment, acquisition procedure
Auteurs Paul Nkoane
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    A firm intention announcement must be made when the offeror is able and willing to acquire securities, and when a mandatory offer must be made. When the firm intention announcement is implemented, some sort of a contract is created. This rule has helped to determine the particular time the offeror should be liable to minorities. The question of when the offeror should bear the obligation to implement mandatory offers in aborted takeovers is thus no more problematic. Previously, the courts wrestled with this issue, but delivered what appears to be unsatisfactory decisions. This article will discuss the effect of a firm intention announcement and the responsibility that attends the making of that announcement. It intends to illustrate the extent of liability the offeror must bear in the event of a lapsed takeover, before and after the making of the firm intention announcement. The article examines the manner in which takeover rules can be enforced, and whether the current measures afford minorities proper protection. This brings to light the issue of equal treatment in takeovers and the fallacy thereof. A minor appraisal of the takeover rules in two jurisdictions in Europe (the United Kingdom and the Netherlands) is conducted to assess how equal treatment for minorities is promoted. Due to the difficulty minorities may experience in enforcing equal treatment in company takeovers, the article advocates for the alteration of the current South African takeover procedure for the promotion of minorities’ interests and for establishing rules that provide the offeror adequate information.


Paul Nkoane
Paul Nkoane is lecturer at the College of Law of the University of South Africa in Pretoria.
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Access_open On the Eve of Web-Harvesting and Web-Archiving for Libraries in Greece

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 2 2019
Trefwoorden web harvesting, data analysis, text & data mining, TDM: Proposal EU Copyright Directive
Auteurs Maria Bottis, Marinos Papadopoulos, Christos Zampakolas e.a.
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This conference paper submitted on the occasion of the 8th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics (University of Antwerp, December 13-14, 2018) that focused on modern intellectual property governance and openness in Europe elaborates upon the Text and Data Mining (TDM) issue in the field of scientific research, which is still-by the time of composition of this paper-in the process of discussion and forthcoming voting before the European Parliament in the form of provision(s) included in a new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. TDM is included in the proposal for a Directive of the European parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market-Proposal COM(2016)593 final 2016/0280(COD) that was submitted to the European Parliament.


Maria Bottis
Associate Professor, Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece.

Marinos Papadopoulos
Attorney-at-Law, Independent Researcher, PhD, MSc, JD, Athens, Greece.

Christos Zampakolas
Archivist/Librarian, Independent Researcher, PhD, MA, BA, Ioannina, Greece.

Paraskevi Ganatsiou
Educator, MA, BA, Prefecture of Ionian Islands, Corfu, Greece.
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Access_open Modern Intellectual Property Governance and Openness in Europe: A Long and Winding Road?

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 2 2019
Trefwoorden Intellectual Property, governance, data sharing
Auteurs Nikos Koutras
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In the last decade a trend towards more ‘openness’ in terms of collaborations and access to knowledge has been observed in many different sectors and contexts. Along the spectrum of openness one can find many different varieties, such as open innovation, co-creation, open science (combined with open access and open data) and open source. Even traditionally rather ‘closed’ actors, such as publishing houses and the pharmaceutical industry, are gradually catching up and are trying to develop mechanisms to cope with this trend towards openness. Both public and private actors encounter challenges in combining this trend towards openness with the management of intellectual property rights (IPRs). Although a strong willingness may exist to collaborate, open up and share knowledge and data, IPRs often create boundaries and limitations towards cutting-edge collaborations and initiatives for openness and sharing. Over time, companies, universities, public research organisations, etc. have developed certain models to allow for openness while safeguarding ways to protect their IPRs. Yet the legal framework is often lagging behind and does not appear to reflect the socio-economic trend towards openness; in many jurisdictions, changes to IP legislation have rather focused on strengthening of the rights of IP owners. But this is not necessarily a problem as stakeholders tend to find workarounds in their day-to-day practice. This special issue aims to further the discussion about modern governance of IPRs in Europe and to explore different perspectives on how openness could be operationalised within the context of IP protection.


Nikos Koutras
Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp.
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Access_open Text and Data Mining in the EU ‘Acquis Communautaire’ Tinkering with TDM & Digital Legal Deposit

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 2 2019
Trefwoorden Web harvesting, data analysis, text & data mining, TDM, computational text
Auteurs Maria Bottis, Marinos Papadopoulos, Christos Zampakolas e.a.
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Text and Data Mining (hereinafter, TDM) issue for the purpose of scientific research or for any other purpose which is included in the provisions of the new EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (hereinafter, DSM). TDM is a term that includes Web harvesting and Web Archiving activities. Web harvesting and archiving pertains to the processes of collecting from the web and archiving of works that reside on the Web. In the following analysis we will elaborate briefly upon provisions in EU Copyright law which were discussed during the proposal for a new Directive on Copyright in the DSM as well as provisions which are included in the text of art.3 and art.4 of the new Directive 2019/790/EU per TDM. In addition, the following analysis presents legislation in very few EU Member States which pertains to TDM and preceded the rulings of Directive 2019/790/EU. Digital legal deposit remarkable examples from EU Member States are also presented in this paper. The example of Australia is also presented below hereto because it is one of the oldest and most successful worldwide. The National Library of Australia’s digital legal deposit is state-of-the-art.


Maria Bottis
Associate Professor, Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece.

Marinos Papadopoulos
Attorney-at-Law, PhD, MSc, JD, Independent Researcher, Athens, Greece.

Christos Zampakolas
Archivist/Librarian, PhD, MA, BA, Independent Researcher, Ioannina, Greece.

Paraskevi Ganatsiou
Educator, MA, BA, Coordinator of Educational Projects in the Prefecture of Ionian Islands, Corfu, Greece.
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De voorgestelde wettelijke bedenktijd: een (on)gerechtvaardigde belemmering?

Tijdschrift Maandblad voor Ondernemingsrecht, Aflevering 5-6 2019
Trefwoorden voorontwerp wettelijke bedenktijd, Europeesrechtelijke toetsing, wettelijke bedenktijd
Auteurs Mr. R. Traas
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Deze bijdrage beschouwt de mogelijke strijdigheid van de voorgestelde wettelijke bedenktijd met het vrij verkeer van kapitaal en de vrijheid van vestiging. Meer specifiek wordt de door de minister aangedragen rechtvaardiging voor een eventuele belemmerende werking van wettelijke bedenktijd op deze beginselen aan Europees recht getoetst.


Mr. R. Traas
Mr. R. Traas is advocaat bij Clifford Chance te Amsterdam.
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Vennootschappen uit het Verenigd Koninkrijk in Nederland na de brexit: gaan zij terug naar het verdomhoekje?

Tijdschrift Maandblad voor Ondernemingsrecht, Aflevering 3-4 2017
Trefwoorden Wet op de formeel buitenlandse vennootschappen, Verenigd Koninkrijk, brexit, buitenlandse rechtspersonen, incorporatiestelsel
Auteurs Mr. B. Kemp
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In deze bijdrage wordt stilgestaan bij de gevolgen van een harde brexit voor de vrije vestiging van vennootschappen uit het Verenigd Koninkrijk in Nederland. Daarbij wordt onder meer ingegaan op de Wet op de formeel buitenlandse vennootschappen. Dit wordt ook beschouwd vanuit het perspectief van regulatory competition tussen landen.


Mr. B. Kemp
Mr. B. Kemp is advocaat en als universitair docent verbonden aan het Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies (ICGI) van Maastricht University.
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De zaak Accorinti: aansprakelijkheid van de ECB en implicaties voor het huidige onconventionele monetaire beleid

Tijdschrift Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht, Aflevering 5 2016
Trefwoorden aansprakelijkheid Unie-instellingen, aansprakelijkheid Europese Centrale Bank, Griekse schuldencrisis, Accorinti-arrest, Gauweiler-arrest
Auteurs Mr. N.C. Voortman en Dr. C. Hopman
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Aan de hand van de zaak Accorinti wordt in dit artikel het leerstuk van de aansprakelijkheid van Unie-instellingen en de ECB besproken en wordt nader ingegaan op de overwegingen van het GvEA in de zaak Accorinti. Bovendien wordt gekeken naar de betekenis van dit arrest voor het huidige onconventionele monetaire beleid van het Eurosysteem.


Mr. N.C. Voortman
Mr. N.C. Voortman en dr. C. Hopman zijn als jurist werkzaam bij de Divisie Juridische zaken van De Nederlandsche Bank.

Dr. C. Hopman
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