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12 Feb
Call option agreement (French business law)
A call option agreement, or simply labelled a call, is a contract entered into by a potential purchaser of company shares or securities (the “ Purchaser ”) with the holder of such securities (the “ Seller ”), whereby the Seller undertakes to sell to the Purchaser all or part of its securities if the Purchaser so requires. Whereas the Purchaser...
10 Jan
Put option agreement (French business law)
A put option agreement, or simply called a put, is a contract entered into by a potential seller of company shares or securities (the “ Seller ”) with the potential purchaser of such securities (the “ Purchaser ”), whereby the Purchaser undertakes to purchase from the Seller its securities if the Seller so requires. Whereas the Seller does not...
21 May
Drag-along right (French corporate law)
A drag-along right is the right for certain shareholders willing to sell their stake to force all other security holders to join the deal and therefore sell their own shares and securities. A drag-along right generally protects majority shareholders from minority shareholders who, by refusing to sell their own stake, may obstruct a deal. A...
20 Feb
Acquisition of a French company (French corporate law)
The acquisition of a company is effected through a purchase of its share capital from the company’s existing shareholders. It therefore entails not only the purchase of the company’s assets, but also of its liabilities. The acquisition of a company should be distinguished from the acquisition of a company’s goodwill (“ fonds de commerce ”),...
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