Mergers and acquisitions continue to deliver the strategic objectives of global business, particularly in the face of unprecedented change, providing tremendous opportunities to reshape organisations and access new markets.
As a law firm we examine the driving factors, risks and opportunities clients face across industries and geographies, and assess the strategies for delivering successful M&A.
This M&A hub presents our insights, training and other key resources to support our clients in planning and delivering M&A projects.
Takeover Code overhaul: A new landscape for public M&A in the UK
On March 31, 2021, the Takeover Panel (Panel) published response statement RS 2020/1 on conditions to offers and the offer timetable (Response Statement).
UK Pensions Briefing: The Pensions Regulator’s draft policy on its new criminal powers
The Pensions Regulator is consulting on a draft policy which outlines how it intends to investigate and prosecute the two key criminal offences which were created by the Pension Schemes Act 2021 (the Act) and are expected to come into force from October 2021.
UK Pensions Briefing: Stronger powers for the Pensions Regulator
The new Pension Schemes Act 2021, once fully implemented, will significantly enhance the powers of the Pensions Regulator. It will also materially increase the obligations of scheme employers to notify the Regulator and scheme trustees of planned corporate transactions.
UK Pensions Briefing: The UK Takeover Code: Overview of key aspects relevant to pension schemes
Since 2013, it has been necessary under the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code) to...
The UK’s new NSI regime: What do you need to know?
The UK Government has published a new National Security and Investment Bill.
M&A disputes: How the arbitration landscape has changed and where technology might take it next
Few Latin phrases are remembered better by law graduates than “caveat emptor”, meaning “buyer beware”. It is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.
M&A Outlook 2021
We examine key legal and regulatory developments driving and shaping M&A around the world
Joint ventures: Dealing with ABC, sanctions and human rights concerns
Entering into international joint ventures can give rise to complex considerations relating to compliance with anti-bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions law and regulation, as well as human rights concerns. In this webinar, a multidisciplinary panel of lawyers from our London and Washington DC offices discuss how to best position yourself to tackle some of the practical challenges and issues which may arise.
Carve out transactions in Europe: The buyer’s perspective
In this webinar, a multidisciplinary panel of lawyers from across our European network will discuss the practical and legal issues for buyers to consider when acquiring an international business that is being "carved out" from the seller's group. As well as looking at corporate issues we will also discuss tax, human capital and technology considerations.
Major overhaul of UK takeover rules
The UK Takeover Panel has published amendments to the UK Takeover Code which represent some of the most far-reaching rule changes since 2011.
UK: Distressed M&A opportunities
Aimed at potential buyers, this webinar explains what to expect when buying companies or businesses in financial distress or formal insolvency proceedings.
M&A outlook: Foreign investment screening
Join a discussion on developments, trends and strategies in foreign investment reviews of M&A transactions in the US, EU, UK, Canada and Australia.
Beyond COVID-19: Corporate/M&A outlook
The impact of COVID-19, including its wide-ranging effect on “business-as-usual” activities, raises a number of issues for companies. Listed companies are having to consider their ongoing disclosure obligations and how to hold shareholder meetings, and all companies are reviewing the implications of the coronavirus for their financial position and performance, as well as their financial arrangements.
Foreign Investment Regulation
Foreign investment regulation has become increasingly relevant for the execution of mergers and acquisitions. More and more countries are adopting restrictive foreign investment regulation to protect their national assets and critical industries. This makes it important to carefully assess implications and risks early on.
M&A in Asia Pacific
The APAC M&A Guide is intended to give prospective investors an overview of the major legal and regulatory issues to consider when investing in key jurisdictions across the region.