|TRIVAGO N.V. filed this Form F-3 on 04/05/2018|
written materials relating to or in connection with such Founder’s Founder Ruling Request or Founder Ruling (or any other request for rulings with respect to any of the transactions contemplated hereunder) to the German tax authorities without Expedia’s prior approval, not to be unreasonably withheld, and (D) give Expedia reasonable opportunity to participate in and attend any meetings or conferences with the applicable German tax authority relating to each Founder’s Founder Ruling Request or Founder Ruling (and the applicable Founder and/or its advisor shall provide Expedia with reasonable advance notice of any such meetings or conferences).
(c) Without limitation or prejudice to any of the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.1, the parties to this Agreement shall cooperate and work with one another in connection with the Ruling Requests and the applicable Rulings, and provide all reasonable cooperation in connection therewith.
(d) In the event that there is an Adverse Ruling Determination with respect to the Company Ruling Request (or there is a possibility that such an Adverse Ruling Determination may occur), the Company agrees to (and, to the extent within their respective power to do so, Expedia and the Founders agree to cause the Company to) negotiate in good faith with Expedia to reach an agreement under which Expedia would be obligated to the Company to make the Company whole for any additional tax liability incurred by it as a result of the Merger (for the avoidance of doubt, such agreement to fulfill the conditions of a Ruling Event with regard to the Company Ruling).
(e) Each of HoldCo, the Company, the Founders and Expedia shall reasonably cooperate in good faith, to the extent necessary and appropriate (including based on discussions with the applicable German tax authorities in connection with any Ruling Request), to restructure or alter the Merger (including any related documents and transactions) in such a manner as would permit the Merger to qualify as a Tax-Free Transaction and the applicable German tax authority to grant a ruling to that effect with respect to each of the Ruling Requests.
(f) If, notwithstanding the occurrence of a Ruling Event, it could reasonably be expected that the Merger, if consummated, could result in material adverse tax consequences to Expedia, the Company or any of the Founders (including in connection with any uncertainty with respect to the valid and binding nature of any of the Rulings), each of the Company, the Founders and Expedia shall reasonably cooperate in good faith, (x) to the extent necessary and appropriate (including based on discussions with the applicable German tax authorities in connection with any Ruling Request), to restructure or alter the Merger (including any related documents and transactions) prior to the End Date in such a manner as would avoid such adverse tax consequences (provided that the qualification of the Merger as a Tax-Free Transaction shall not be affected thereby), and (y) in the event such restructuring or alteration is not possible, to abandon the Merger; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, if requested by Expedia, the Company shall proceed with the Merger if Expedia has prior to the End Date agreed to be obligated to the party that could suffer such material adverse tax consequences to compensate such additional adverse tax consequences of such party (and such agreement is binding and enforceable on Expedia), provided that no such compensation is required (and the