Paul Hastings Represents Blackstar Group in First Migration of European Public Company from UK to Malta

May 24, 2012

London, UK
  - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Blackstar Group SE (Blackstar) on the transfer of its registered office from the UK, and tax residency from Luxembourg, both to Malta. This is the first time a European Public Company originally registered in the UK, has transferred its registered office to Malta. This required the establishment of the first facility to provide for the electronic trading and settlement of Maltese securities on AIM, through a depository interest arrangement. This was all achieved without a suspension of trading.

The transfer follows the conversion of Blackstar from a public limited company to a Societas Europaea, which completed in June 2011.

Corporate partner Garrett Hayes led the Paul Hastings team, which also included Matthew Poxon and George Weston.

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