Corporate weekly highlights—7 March 2019

Corporate weekly highlights—7 March 2019

This week’s edition of Corporate highlights includes all the latest updates on Brexit, such as the Takeover Panel response statement on Takeover Code amendments relating to Brexit, plus news of a further Panel response statement on its asset valuations consultation and analysis of the CMA’s proposals for legislative and institutional reforms to the UK’s competition law regime.

In this issue:

Brexit

Brexit Bulletin

Public Law analysis: As we reach the final month of the Article 50 withdrawal period, the government is aiming to secure last minute parliamentary approval of its Brexit deal, but with negotiations ongoing, just weeks remaining and exit day fixed in law on 29 March 2019, preparations to mitigate the risk of the UK exiting the EU without a deal in place are under increasing scrutiny. Acknowledging the deep concern over the uncertainty and lack of time, the government has committed to allowing MPs a further meaningful vote on the Withdrawal Agreement, followed by votes on a no deal exit, or failing that, extension of Article 50, by 14 March 2019. This bulletin highlights some of the latest developments in the Brexit preparations and contingency planning, plus details of our latest Brexit enhancements, tips for tracking Brexit related legislation and links to useful materials to help you keep up-to-date as exit day approaches.

See News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—one month to exit day?

Takeover Panel publishes response statement relating to amendments to the Code arising from Brexit

The Takeover Panel (Panel) has published a response statement following its November 2018 public consultation paper (PCP 2018/2) on proposed amendments to Takeover Code (Code) arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The Panel has adopted most of its proposed amendments, which included the removal

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Jenisa is Head of Market Tracker, a transaction analysis product that sits within Lexis®PSL Corporate. She has over 13 years of legal publishing experience, with a focus on researching and reporting on trends and developments in the corporate and commercial legal market. Previous roles include content developer for Lexis®PSL, Legal Podcaster at Informa, and Research Editor at Practical Law Company where she specialised in reporting on cross-border corporate and commercial developments from the firm’s New York office.