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Brexit and corporate support—the impact on M&As

Published on: 18 June 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Brexit and corporate support—the impact on M&As
  • Original news
  • What are the potential implications of Brexit for practitioners under the withdrawal agreement scenario and no deal scenario for commercial due diligence in asset or share purchase M&A arrangements which exclusively relate to the UK, and for those which have an EU aspect?
  • Due diligence
  • Given the uncertainties surrounding the withdrawal agreement scenario and future trade agreement, how are practitioners adapting their approach to commercial due diligence in asset or share purchase M&As which exclusively relate to the UK, and for those which have an EU aspect?
  • Employees
  • Intellectual property (IP) rights
  • Material adverse change clauses
  • Regulatory issues
  • Are there any related issues which practitioners advising on commercial due diligence in asset or share purchase M&As should consider?

Article summary

Commercial analysis: Following the UK’s scheduled exit from the EU on 29 March 2019, the EU–UK legal and commercial relationship may be subject to a withdrawal agreement between the EU and UK (withdrawal agreement scenario) or, if negotiations fail, without such an arrangement (no deal scenario). Lynne Counsell, barrister at 9 Stone Buildings Chambers, assesses the implications for commercial practitioners advising on commercial due diligence in asset or share purchase mergers and acquisitions (M&As) from the perspective of practitioners. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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