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Court rejects vote-splitting designed to defeat takeover
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2017

The High Court has delivered its landmark judgment on whether a shareholder can split its votes to defeat a takeover structured as a scheme of

Takeover panel imposes 'cold shouldering'
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2017

The UK Takeover Panel recently published Panel Statement 20171, in which it declared the 'cold shouldering' of two defendants to be a breach of the

High court rules that "share splitting" will not defeat a scheme of arrangement
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • February 14 2017

The High Court has now confirmed, in the Dee Valley case , that a scheme of arrangement to effect a takeover should be sanctioned by the

M&A Weekly Update 6 February - 10 February 2017
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 10 2017

This week we look at Government guidance on the upcoming duty to report on payment practices and performance, as well as a case covering various

Corporate Law Update: Corporate Activity in 2017
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland, OECD, United Kingdom
  • February 7 2017

As Ireland continues to be an important business location for multinational companies in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, we forecast a positive

Doing Business with Israel
  • Nishlis Legal Marketing
  • Australia, European Union, France, Israel, Italy, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 31 2016

Australia is situated in one of the world's fastest-growing and dynamic economic regions, the Asia Pacific. Australia boasts a highly-skilled labor

M&A Weekly Update 30 Jan - 3 February 2017
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 3 2017

This week we look at a letter from the ICGN, Institute of Directors, TUC and ICSA on improvements in corporate governance (including better

Landmark UK case on liquidated damages
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 1 2016

Many legal systems worldwide will not enforce contractual provisions which are penalties. However, the courts' desire to enforce parties' commercial

The new private fund limited partnership vehicle
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • January 23 2017

UK limited partnerships are one of the most common and popular vehicles for investments in various sectors in Europe, including private equity, real

Importance of commercial common sense in contract interpretation? - An analysis of recent cases
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 10 2017

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Arnold v Britton & Ors 2015 UKSC 36, there have been a number of cases generated about the natural meaning of