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Reverse takeoversThis Practice Note focuses on the regulatory requirements applicable where a company with a standard or premium listing on the...
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14th Sep
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The National Security and Investment Act 2021Scope of the regimeOn 20 July 2021, the Government confirmed that the National Security and Investment...
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14th Sep
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National Security and Investment Act—progress trackerThe National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSI Act) seeks to introduce a mandatory foreign...
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7th Sep
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2nd Sep
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National Security and Investment regime—market practice trackerThe National Security and Investment Act 2021 introduces a mandatory foreign direct...
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27th Aug
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What potential liabilities does a financial adviser face when providing a ‘fairness opinion’ on a takeover transaction?Fairness opinionA ‘fairness...
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18th Aug
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Getting the Deal Through: Public M&A 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Austria; Bermuda;...
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18th Aug
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Share incentives in quoted companies—takeovers by way of an offerWhat are the offeror's obligations in relation to the target company's share plan...
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15th Aug
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Share incentives considerations on a public-to-private takeoverStructure of public-to-private takeoversA public to private transaction is one where an...
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15th Aug
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List of documents—takeover by way of scheme of arrangementExcept as noted, all documents will be in the list of documents for both offeror and...
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12th Aug
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Confidentiality and standstill agreement—public company takeover[TO BE TYPED ON OFFEROR LETTERHEAD]Strictly private and confidentialThe...
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Scheme document—offeree chair’s letterLetter from the chair of [Insert name of offeree company] plc(incorporated in [England and Wales] with...
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12th Aug
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Heads of terms—public company takeoverStrictly private and confidentialThe Directors[insert offeree’s name] plc[insert offeree address]Date: [insert...
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12th Aug
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Announcement of court sanction of scheme of arrangement—takeoverNot for release, publication or distribution (in whole or in part, directly or...
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12th Aug
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Board minutes—takeover—approving offer documentation—offeree[insert company name] [PLC OR Limited]Minutes of a meeting of[ a committee of] the board...
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12th Aug
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Co-operation agreement (with reverse break fee)—takeoverThis Agreement is made on [insert day and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name of...
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12th Aug
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Irrevocable undertaking—shareholder—scheme of arrangementThe Directors[insert offeror's name] ([Offeror])[insert address][and][The Directors][[insert...
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12th Aug
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Board memorandum—offereeMemorandum prepared by [name of Firm]For the directors [and other officers] of[insert company name] plc (the Company)In...
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12th Aug
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Conditions and further terms to scheme of arrangementBrexit impact: The operation of the UK takeover regime has been affected by Brexit. For the...
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12th Aug
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Scheme document—definitionsDEFINITIONSThe following apply throughout this document unless the context otherwise requires:[Offeree] or the...
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12th Aug

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