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The New Rules on Delisting in Practice

On 1 March 2014, SIX Exchange Regulation’s revised Directive on Delisting came into force. The introduction of a shareholders’ right to challenge the period set between the delisting announcement and the last day of trading is probably the most significant change. Such period may be set by the SIX Exchange Regulation between 3 and 12 months with a view to providing shareholders the possibility to sell their stock on-exchange prior to delisting. The issuer is no longer obliged to provide for off-exchange trading after the delisting. A few months after entering into force, the revised Directive on Delisting has been tested in three instances which provide insight into how SIX Exchange Regulation intends to apply the rules.

By Mariel Hoch/Thomas Reutter (Reference: CapLaw-2014-22)