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Takeover Code and Practice Statement 20 updated

United Kingdom - May 12 2017 The Takeover Panel has made various amendments to the Takeover Code and Practice Statement 20 (Rule 2 - Secrecy, possible offer announcements and…

Nicola Evans, Richard Ufland.

Court scrutinises use of "share splitting" on a takeover

United Kingdom - March 13 2017 The Court has recently confirmed that the Chairman of a class meeting on a scheme of arrangement to effect a takeover was right to discount the votes…

Nicola Evans, Richard Ufland.

Review of stamp duty on paper transactions - progress report

United Kingdom - March 13 2017 In December 2016, the Office of Tax Simplification ("OTS") commenced a review of Stamp Duty on paper transactions ("SD") to develop recommendations…

Kerry Westwell, Richard Ufland.

The market soundings regime under the Market Abuse Regulation

European Union - March 7 2017 The Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014) (“MAR”), which came into force across the EU on 4 July 2016, introduced a new regime for market soundings. A…

Maegen Morrison, Philip Corser, Richard Ufland.

Panel imposes checklists on financial advisers

United Kingdom - January 18 2017 In Panel Statement 2016/9 which was published on 14 December 2016, the Panel announced the publication of new checklists and supplementary forms to…

Nicola Evans, Richard Ufland.