• Merger control. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its recommendations to the Government for reforms to the UK’s merger control laws to maintain confidence in public markets. Among other things, the CMA is recommending making notification of mergers above a certain threshold mandatory. Notifying mergers below that threshold would remain voluntary, as is currently the case for all mergers within the CMA’s jurisdiction.
  • Climate change reporting. The European Commission has published a consultation on proposed changes to its non-binding guidelines on reporting on climate-related information. The guidelines are designed to assist large public interest entities (PIEs) with making disclosures.