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Osborne Clarke | United Kingdom | 26 Nov 2020

Crown preference in insolvencies: what is changing, and why does it matter

On 1 December 2020 the Crown, in respect of certain taxes, will be promoted from ordinary unsecured creditor status to preferential creditor status in…

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Nov 2020

UK Government Introduces New Regime for Screening Foreign Direct Investment

The UK government’s long-awaited National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill), which paves the way to significant changes in the UK’s regime for…

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Sep 2020

UK Public M&A Update — H1 2020

In this update, we consider key statistics, trends, developments and highlights regarding U.K. public M&A transactions governed by the U.K. City Code…

Bird & Bird LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Aug 2020

UK - Merger thresholds for mergers in critical sectors revised

The UK government has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) further powers to review mergers in strategically important sectors. These…

Morrison & Foerster LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 17 Jul 2020

Foreign Direct Investment: Public Health and High-tech Industries

As European nations increasingly focus on regulation of foreign direct investment (FDI), the UK Government recently announced changes to the…

Hogan Lovells | United Kingdom | 24 Jun 2020

New measures to protect UK life sciences businesses from foreign takeovers

As of 23 June, the UK government can scrutinize certain foreign takeovers and other acquisitions to ensure that they do not jeopardize the UK's…

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Jun 2020

UK Amends Enterprise Act 2002 To Protect Businesses Critical to Addressing Public Health Emergencies, Extends Powers To Protect Companies and Technologies

In recent months, European states have raced to implement protections against opportunistic acquisitions of key local businesses by foreign buyers…
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PRO Compliance | United Kingdom | 22 Jun 2020

UK expands public interest merger review powers

A new law will come into force on Tuesday, empowering the UK government to review and block foreign takeovers that would otherwise threaten its ability to deal with public health emergencies.

Addleshaw Goddard LLP | United Kingdom | 27 May 2020

National security vetting of corporate transactions

The Queen's Speech in December 2019 confirmed the government's intention to introduce a whole new national…
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PRO Compliance | United Kingdom | 28 Apr 2020

Mastercard challenges UK tribunal’s limitation ruling

Mastercard has accused the UK’s Competition Tribunal of adopting a “backwards approach” to statutory interpretation by refusing to strike out parts of retailers’ interchange fee damages claims.
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