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Bidder elects to give post-offer undertakings for the first time under the City Code

United Kingdom - August 19 2016 A bidder seeking to acquire a UK listed company has given "post-offer undertakings" in relation to increasing the target's employee headcount...

Antonia Kirkby.

Defining your liability in advance: Liquidated damages, limitation and exclusion clauses

United Kingdom - June 1 2016 Parties to commercial contracts commonly seek to set some parameters around what will happen in the event of a breach. They may for example agree a...

James Baily, David Nitek.

Reverse break fees in UK public takeovers

United Kingdom - February 26 2016 Break fees and other forms of deal protection are now prohibited in the UK but reverse break fees per se are not prohibited. It was anticipated that...

Marc Perkins.

UK Takeover Panel publishes new rules relating to post-offer undertakings and statements of intention

United Kingdom - February 27 2015 This is an update to an article in our November 2014 newsletter, in which we described the UK Takeover Panel's (Panel) proposed amendments to the...

Tesco inquiry by UK food retail watchdog

United Kingdom - February 5 2015 We thought you would be interested to hear about the launch of the first formal investigation by Christine Tacon, the Grocery Supply Code of Practice...

Chris Sherwin, André Pretorius, Susan Black.