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The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Meaning of “cross-border merger”

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.The Companies Act 2006

    5. 5.Unregistered companies

  3. PART 2

    1. 6.Court approval of pre-merger requirements

    2. 7.Draft terms of merger

    3. 8.Directors’ report

    4. 9.Independent expert’s report

    5. 10.Inspection of documents

    6. 11.Power of court to summon meeting of members or creditors

    7. 12.Public notice of receipt of registered documents

    8. 13.Approval of members in meeting

    9. 14.Approval of creditors in meeting

    10. 15.Documents to be circulated or made available

  4. PART 3

    1. 16.Court approval of cross-border merger

    2. 17.Consequences of a cross-border merger

    3. 18.Copy of order to be provided to members

    4. 19.Copy of order to be delivered to the registrar of companies

    5. 20.Obligations of transferee company with respect to articles etc

    6. 21.Notification of registration

  5. PART 4

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 22.Application of this Part

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 23.Duty on merging company to provide information

      2. 24.Complaint of failure to provide information

      3. 25.The special negotiating body

      4. 26.Composition of the special negotiating body

      5. 27.Complaint about establishment of special negotiating body

    3. CHAPTER 3

      1. 28.Negotiations to reach an employee participation agreement

      2. 29.The employee participation agreement

      3. 30.Decisions of the special negotiating body

      4. 31.Decision not to open or to terminate negotiations

      5. 32.Complaint about decisions of special negotiating body

    4. CHAPTER 4

      1. 33.Ballot arrangements

      2. 34.Conduct of the ballot

      3. 35.Representation of employees

    5. CHAPTER 5 UK

      1. 36.Merging Companies may select standard rules of employee participation

      2. 37.Application of the standard rules

      3. 38.The standard rules of employee participation

      4. 39.Limit on level of employee participation

      5. 40.Subsequent domestic mergers

    6. CHAPTER 6

      1. 41.Duty of confidentiality

      2. 42.Withholding of information by the transferee or merging company

    7. CHAPTER 7 ETC.

      1. 43.Right to time off for members of special negotiating body, etc.

      2. 44.Right to remuneration for time off under regulation 43

      3. 45.Right to time off: complaints to employment tribunals

      4. 46.Unfair dismissal of employee

      5. 47.Unfair dismissal of member of special negotiating body, etc.

      6. 48.Subsidiary provisions relating to unfair dismissal

      7. 49.Detriment

      8. 50.Detriment for member of special negotiating body, etc.

      9. 51.Detriment: enforcement and subsidiary provisions

      10. 52.Conciliation

    8. CHAPTER 8

      1. 53.Disputes about operation of an employee participation agreement or the standard rules of employee participation

      2. 54.Misuse of procedures

      3. 55.Penalties

      4. 56.Exclusivity of remedy

    9. CHAPTER 9

      1. 57.CAC proceedings

      2. 58.Appeal Tribunal: location of certain proceedings under these Regulations

      3. 59.Appeal Tribunal: appeals from employment tribunals

      4. 60.ACAS

      5. 61.Restrictions on contracting out: general

      6. 62.Restrictions on contracting out: Chapter 7 of this Part

      7. 63.Amendments to the Employment Act 2002

      8. 64.Amendments to the Employment Appeal Tribunal Rules 1993

  6. PART 5

    1. 65.Insolvency Act 1986

    2. 66.Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Transitional modifications where provisions of Companies Act 2006 not in force

      1. 1.Regulation 3(1)

      2. 2.Regulation 4

      3. 3.Regulations 7 and 20

      4. 4.Regulation 9

      5. 5.Regulations 12 and 19

      6. 6.Regulation 40

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Application of the Regulations in relation to Northern Ireland

      1. 1.Regulations 24, and 33 shall apply in relation to any...

      2. 2.Regulation 27 shall apply in relation to any application by—...

      3. 3.Regulation 32 shall apply in relation to a complaint by—...

      4. 4.Regulation 41 shall apply in relation to a recipient to...

      5. 5.Where there is a dispute to which paragraph (2) of...

      6. 6.Regulation 45 shall apply in relation to a complaint by...

      7. 7.Regulation 46 shall apply in relation to any Northern Ireland...

      8. 8.For regulation 48 there shall be substituted the following regulation—...

      9. 9.Regulation 49 shall apply in relation to any Northern Ireland...

      10. 10.Regulation 51 shall apply in relation to a Northern Ireland...

      11. 11.For regulation 52 there shall be substituted— In Article 20 of the Industrial Tribunals (Northern Ireland) Order...

      12. 12.(1) Regulation 53 shall apply in relation to a complaint...

      13. 13.(1) Regulation 54 shall apply in relation to a complaint...

      14. 14.Regulation 56 shall have effect as if the reference to...

      15. 15.Regulation 57 shall have effect as if for the heading...

      16. 16.Regulation 60 shall have effect as if for the heading...

      17. 17.Regulation 61 shall apply in relation to any agreement on...

      18. 18.(1) Regulation 62 shall apply in relation to any Northern...

      19. 19.Regulation 63 shall have effect as if for the heading...

      20. 20.For any reference in these Regulations to a provision of...

      21. 21.For the purposes of this Schedule— “Industrial Court” means the...

  8. Explanatory Note

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