Corporate weekly highlights—4 April 2019

Corporate weekly highlights—4 April 2019

This week’s edition of Corporate highlights includes the latest updates on Brexit, ESMA’s publication of guidelines on information for inclusion in a prospectus on takeovers, mergers and divisions and separately on prospectus risk factors, ESMA’s publication of updated Q&As on MAR and the AIFMD and the publication of a revised version of the Takeover Code.

In this issue:

Brexit

Official Listing of Securities, Prospectus and Transparency (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/707: These regulations were made on 27 March 2019 in exercise of legislative powers under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) in preparation for Brexit. They amend and revoke provisions of UK primary legislation and retained direct EU legislation relating to the official listing of securities and prospectus and transparency requirements in order to address deficiencies which arise from the UK leaving the EU. This instrument will therefore act to ensure that the UK’s listing regime and transparency framework continues to operate as intended in the UK once the UK has left the EU. It comes into force on exit day. These regulations were first published in draft form in December 2018.

For further information, see: LNB News 01/01/0001 2478.

International Accounting Standards and European Public Limited-Liability Company (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/685: These regulations were made on 26 March 2019 in exercise of legislative powers under EU(W)A 2018 in preparation for Brexit. They amend UK primary and subordinate legislation and retained direct EU legislation and revoke miscellaneous other retained direct EU legislation in the field of accounts and reports of UK corporate

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