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Bird & Bird LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Jul 2021

Changes to Takeover Code on Conditions to Offers and Offer Timetable

Last October, the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Panel”) published proposals to make certain changes to the City Code on Mergers and Takeovers…

Macfarlanes LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Mar 2020

Rescues of companies in serious financial difficulty and dispensations under the Takeover Code

An obvious example is where the company needs urgently to issue new shares for cash or to capitalise debt. Ordinarily, Rule 9 would prevent this from…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 13 Feb 2019

Corporate sponsors put on notice as Government confirms plans to strengthen the Pensions Regulator's powers

On Monday, in its response to the consultation on protecting DB pension schemes and strengthening the Pensions Regulator, the Government confirmed its…

Gannons Solicitors | United Kingdom | 30 Nov 2018

Solving the perils of an unwanted director and/or shareholder

Recently, retail billionaire Sir Philip Green was named in Parliament as the leading businessman accused by a newspaper of sexual and racial…

Slaughter and May | United Kingdom | 26 Nov 2018

A Guide to Takeovers in the United Kingdom

This memorandum is a general guide to takeovers of UK incorporated and listed companies subject to The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. It…

Macfarlanes LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 9 Nov 2018

Amendments to takeovers regime proposed to address Brexit

We noted last week that the Government had published draft regulations designed to address the regulation of company takeovers in the UK following…

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Feb 2018

Takeover Panel updates rules governing bidder's intentions for target and its business

The existing framework for the regulation of statements governing a bidder's intentions for a target and its business was introduced to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers in January 2015. The panel recently published Response Statement 2017/2 to its September 2017 consultation on statements of intention and post-offer undertakings. The resulting amendments to the code set out in this......

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Feb 2018

Takeover Panel introduces new rules on asset sales

The Takeover Panel recently published Response Statement 2017/1 to its July 2017 consultation on the sale of a target's assets in competition with a takeover offer and related matters. The amendments to the Takeover Code set out in the response statement took effect on January 8 2018 and include measures to prevent a bidder from circumventing the application of the Takeover Code by purchasing......

Dentons | European Union, United Kingdom | 25 Jan 2018

UK Corporate Briefing - Winter 2018

Welcome to the first 2018 edition of Dentons' UK Corporate Briefing, a quarterly summary of the most significant recent and forthcoming developments…

Baker McKenzie | United Kingdom | 29 Dec 2017

Takeover Code changes: Statements of Intention and Related Matters, Asset Sales and Other Matters

The Takeover Panel has published response statements RS2017/1 and RS 2017/2 in respect of their consultations proposing changes to the rules relating…
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