Merger and Takeover in UK Law

  • UK merger control: Public health emergencies and foreign takeover scrutiny
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    New measures, announced on 21 June 2020, will allow the UK Government to intervene in relation to transactions involving businesses with "critical capabilities" to help combat public heal...
  • Mergers and acquisitions: post-completion immigration actions
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Where an organisation has a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence to employ non-EEA workers they have a responsibility to report to the Home Office when certain events occur. Examples include where the organisati...
    ......Examples include where the organisation moves premises, changes its name, or there is a merger, takeover, de-merger or, more generally, any transaction where there is a change of ownership. . Even though we are approaching the 10-year anniversary of ......
  • FSA Censures BDO LLP for Failings as a Sponsor
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    On June 1, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced that it had censured BDO LLP for failings while acting as a sponsor during the takeover by Shore Capital Group PLC of Puma Brandenburg...
    ...... BDO LLP for failings while acting as a sponsor during the takeover by Shore Capital Group PLC of Puma Brandenburg Limited. This is the FSA's ... by Shore Capital to provide advice as a sponsor on its proposed merger with Puma. BDO was made aware that the transaction might constitute a ......
  • UK Takeover Panel's Code Committee Proposes Changes to Treatment of Offer Conditions and Offer Timetable
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The Code Committee ("Code Committee") of the UK Takeover Panel ("Panel") has published a consultation paper proposing a number of amendments to the City Code on Takeovers and Me...
    ...... UK Takeover P anel (“Panel”) has pub - lished a consultation paper proposing a number of amendments to the City Code on Tak eovers and Mergers (“Code”) which, if adopted, will mark a significant departure from the current rules. The Code Committee is inviting responses to the ......
  • Five Things You Should Be Doing to Make Sure Your Sponsor Licence Keeps Its A-rating
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    1. Keep on top of reporting requirements - Sponsors are subject to continuous requirements to self-police their licences by monitoring the immigration status of their employees and reporting a...
    ...... reporting requirements triggered if the business is part of a merger, takeover or de-merger and there are strict deadlines for notifying UKVI. ......
  • Understanding Tax: The true value of UK tax losses
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    This article is produced by our London Tax team, which is part of our global Tax practice. Our series, "Understanding Tax", explores commercially relevant and recent changes to the UK's t...
    ...... useful in a variety of situations – whether in the context of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, takeover, or even shareholder activism. The ......
  • Updating the City Code: Dual Listed Company Transactions and Frustrating Action
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...While mergers and acquisitions may be off the agenda for most companies at the moment, he Takeover Panel continues to amend and update the Code in response to changing ......
  • CMA Taking Increasingly Intrusive Approach To Monitoring UK Deals
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Since its launch in April 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has played a crucial role in determining the outcome of some of the UK’s headline deals. Last year alone, the CMA scrutin...
    ...... alone, the CMA scrutinised over 60 deals including Poundland’s takeover of 99p Stores, and ran the rule over bookmaker Ladbrokes’ takeover of ... The CMA’s Mergers and Intelligence Committee (MIC) actively looks for takeovers that could ......
  • Changes Of Employment And Salary /Allowance Packages
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... are moving to a new Sponsor to continue in the same job, due to a takeover, merger or de-merger. If however a Tier 2 migrant (or a work permit ......
  • Adapt Or Die, How Businesses Can Survive Difficult Times
    • Mondaq UK
    ......shopping. . Another possibility for business survival is merger or. takeover.  Mike Ashley the CEO of Fraser's Group (formerly. known as ......
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