Lexis®PSL Corporate weekly highlights—1 June 2017

Lexis®PSL Corporate weekly highlights—1 June 2017
Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate team for the week ending 1 June 2017, which provide news updates and a comprehensive list of dates for your diary. This week’s edition features: Lexis®PSL Corporate and Market Tracker’s UK public M&A Trend Report update (1 Jan–30 Apr 2017); ESMA’s updated Q&As on the Market Abuse Regulation, AIFMD and UCITS; the EU’s agreement to revamp the EuVECA and EuSEF regulations; case analysis of a High Court decision concerning whether a provision in an option agreement could give the company’s board an absolute veto over the exercise of the option; analysis considering the introduction and impact of unexplained wealth orders; and analysis exploring the proposed beneficial ownership disclosure regime for overseas entities.

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Market Tracker

UK public M&A Trend Report update (1 Jan–30 Apr 2017)

Lexis®PSL Corporate and Market Tracker has conducted research to examine the current trends in UK public M&A for the period 1 January 2017 to 30 April 2017. This report is an update to our previous Market Tracker Trend Report which reviewed trends in UK public M&A in 2016.

For details see News Analysis: UK public M&A Trend Report update (1 Jan–30 Apr 2017).

Equity capital markets

ESMA updates its Q&As on the Market Abuse Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated its Q&As on practical questions regarding the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation. The updated Q&As include new answers regarding the disclosure of inside information related to Pillar II requirements, and the blanket cancellation of orders policy.

For details see news, LNB News 30/05/2017 120.


ESMA has published updated Q&As on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS).


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