Mergers in UK Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions Comparative Guide
Mergers and acquisitions: post-completion immigration actions
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...
UK mergers regime - Government prioritising national security
On 17 October 2017 the UK Government published a Green Paper heralding reform of national security and infrastructure investment review in the UK (the Green Paper). Specifically, the Go...
UK Foreign Investment Review of Mergers
Traditionally, the UK has been open to foreign investment and the UK Government has had no general power to review foreign investments or take into account industrial policy in merger reviews. Howe...
UK Introduces New Thresholds for National Security Mergers
On March 15, 2018, the UK Government published new merger thresholds to allow greater intervention in transactions raising national security concerns. The new thresholds will apply to firms that de...
Cross-Border Mergers: A Matter of Interpretation
The Companies Court has considered whether it is necessary for shares or other securities to be transferred between group companies as consideration for cross-border mergers in the recent landmark ...
Mergers and Takeovers: UK Strengthens National Security Scrutiny
The UK government has widened the circumstances in which it may block mergers and takeovers of businesses in the military, dual-use, computing hardware and quantum technology sectors. Further stren...
Evolution not revolution: the CMA’s reflection on mergers and the digital economy
Digital markets mergers are a hot topic for global antitrust regulators. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has published an expert report on whether the UK has struck the right bal...
CMA’s new guidelines give clarity for smaller and non-overlapping mergers
On 5 September 2017, the CMA released new guidance regarding its Mergers Intelligence Function and the informal guidance it can give parties who are considering whether to submit their merger for f...
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