Takeovers—legal and regulatory

Takeovers—legal and regulatory guidance:

A ‘merger’ may fall within the EU merger rules and require notification to the European Commission if at least two parties to the transaction generate fairly substantial...

Practice Note

BREXIT: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see: The effect of Brexit on UK...

Practice Note

This Practice Note covers how 'business combinations' are accounted for, together with some accounting issues that can arise as a result of the way M&A transactions are...

Practice Note

Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice. This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to parties who are, or...

Practice Note

This Practice Note summarises the important amendments made to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code) in September 2011. The changes were principally intended to...

Practice Note

At 11pm UK time on 31 January 2020 (exit day), the United Kingdom left the European Union in accordance with a ratified Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU....

Practice Note

Brexit impact The ability of UK companies to participate in mergers under the EU cross-border merger regime may be affected by Brexit. In particular, the Companies...

Practice Note

Brexit impact The operation of the UK takeovers regime may be affected by Brexit. For the purposes of this note, the principal change relates to the companies to which...

Practice Note

Brexit impact The operation of the UK takeovers regime may be affected by Brexit. For further details of its impact, see Practice Note: Brexit—UK takeover regime. For the...

Practice Note

Click here to download the latest Mergers & Acquisitions 2017 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered...

Practice Note

Brexit impact The operation of the UK takeover regime may be affected by Brexit, in particular in the following areas: • the loss of the ability to passport a prospectus...

Practice Note

Click here to download the Market Intelligence: Mergers and acquisitions 2018 guide, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following...

Practice Note

What is the Takeover Code? The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code) contains the main rules and principles which regulate the conduct of a UK public takeover....

Practice Note

The acquisition of a private or unquoted company is typically structured through a contractual arrangement documented in a sale and purchase agreement between the...

Practice Note

This report aims to provide an insight into trends in public M&A activity in 2014 and takes a look at what we might expect to see in the coming year. Key facts include: •...

Practice Note

The Market Tracker Trend Report provides in-depth analysis of the 94 firm and possible offers announcements made for companies subject to the Takeover Code in 2016. It...

Practice Note

The Market Tracker Trend Report provides in-depth analysis of the 90 firm and possible offers announcements made for companies subject to the Takeover Code in 2017. It...

Practice Note

The Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 42 firm and 49 possible offers announcements made for companies subject to the Takeover Code in 2018. It...

Practice Note

The Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 66 firm offers and 45 possible offers made for quoted companies subject to the Takeover Code in 2019. It...

Practice Note

This report examines market trends in respect of UK public M&A deals in the first half of 2013. It aims to provide an insight into the dynamics of public M&A activity in...

Practice Note

This report provides an in-depth analysis of 39 firm and possible offer announcements. Topics covered include transaction structure, foreign bidder activity and the...

Practice Note

This report provides in-depth analysis of the 46 firm and possible offer announcements made for companies subject to the Takeover Code in H1 2015. It includes insight...

Practice Note

This report provides in-depth analysis of the 42 firm and possible offer announcements made for companies subject to the Takeover Code in H1 2016. It includes insight...

Practice Note

The Market Tracker Trend Report provides in-depth analysis of the 52 firm and possible offers announcements made for companies subject to the Takeover Code in the first...

Practice Note

Market Tracker’s latest trend report, Trends in UK Public M&A deals in H1 2019, examines the current trends in the UK public mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market. The...

Practice Note

Typical public takeover structures The structure of a public takeover and its tax consequences will depend on whether: • the consideration offered for the offeree shares...

Practice Note

This Practice Note focuses on the regulatory requirements applicable where a company with a standard or premium listing on the Official List of the Financial Conduct...

Practice Note

References in this glossary to Rules and Notes are to the rules of, and notes to, The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code) and references to the CA 2006 are to the...

Practice Note

This Practice Note first appeared as an article titled 'All change at the ToP: taking stock of the changing nature of the UK takeover regime' in the April 2016 edition of...

Practice Note

If a transaction falls under the concept of a notifiable ‘concentration’ within the meaning of the EU Merger Regulation and meets the EU Merger Regulation’s...

Practice Note