Registration Time: 13.15
Session Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
Speaker: Dr Ruth Galea, Dr Ramona Azzopardi & Mr Martin Katunar
Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
MIA Members: €35.00
Non-MIA Members: €70.00
Retired Members: €15.00
Acquisitions of businesses may take different forms depending on a number of factors particularly on whether businesses are, as a result of the M&A transaction, intended to merge together into a single legal entity or remain distinct. This session will give an overview of the principal options available to a prospective buyer wishing to expand its business activities or crystallise an investment and to a seller looking to bring on a strategic partner, form a joint venture or else sell the business entirely. Practical examples of mergers, transfer/allotment of shares and asset sales will be given and the tax implications for each will be examined. The session will move on to discuss additional legal issues requiring consideration in an M&A transaction including whether the transaction involves listed entities, authorised entities and whether the transaction gives rise to any merger control clearance and/or adherence to any requirements under employment legislation.
Lawyers, accountants and persons who may be involved in an M&A process including directors, C-level management and in-house counsel
3 hours Core
Ramona AzzopardiTax Partner
Ramona heads the Tax and Private Client Department of WH Partners. She is recognised as one of the leading taxation lawyers in Malta. Ramona regularly advises corporate clients in the gambling, financial services & fintech and digital services industries on their cross-border tax implications. She also assist HNWI families in estate and tax planning. Ramona holds a Doctor of Laws Degree and Masters in Financial Services from the University of Malta and is a regular speaker at tax conferences. She is also Council Member at the Malta Institute of Taxation.
Ruth Galea is a corporate, financial services and taxation lawyer. She mainly practices in the Financial Services, Capital Markets, Gaming and ICT industries.
Her principal areas of specialisation are corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate restructuring (with a particular focus on joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions), credit and financial institutions, taxation (direct and indirect) and contract drafting and negotiation. She also regularly advises on matters relating to investment funds, capital markets, gaming law and employment law.
Ruth joined WH Law in 2006 and became a partner of WH Partners on 1 January 2012. She is fluent in English, Maltese, Italian and French, all of which she uses to conduct business on a day-to-day basis.
Ruth holds a Master of Laws degree in Commercial Law magna cum laude from the University of Cambridge and a Doctor of Laws degree from in University of Malta.
Ruth is a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates and was admitted to the Bar in Malta in 2007. She is also a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners of Malta.
Martin is an associate at WH Partners, practicing mainly in the fields of corporate law, corporate finance, commercial and contract law, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of WH Partners’ Corporate and Transactions and Capital Markets practice groups.
Prior to joining WH Partners, Martin had an internship at the Zagreb branch of Austrian law firm Wolf Theiss GmbH & Co. Previously, he was an intern at the law firm Škarica and Partners, and at a public notary office, focusing on cases which reflect his areas of interest.
Martin graduated with a Master’s degree in Commercial Law from the University of Zagreb in 2015. His studies included a student exchange at the University of Sheffield where he studied the modules of an LLM Corporate and Commercial Law programme.
Practical issues in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) transactions
Organized By: The Malta Institute of Accountants
Type of Event: Seminar
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Date & Time
Thu, 17 October 2019
13:30 - 16:45
Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar,
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