mergers, M&A, teamwork

5 June, 2018

European Court of Justice provides guidance on merger ‘gun-jumping’

Guidance on “gun-jumping”—a failure by merging parties to comply with the “standstill obligation”, which prohibits them from taking any steps to implement their merger before clearance from ...
European Commission, cross-border trade, EU

4 May, 2018

EC proposes simplified cross-border mergers, moves or divisions

New company law rules to make it easier for companies to merge, divide or move within the Sin...
Sainsbury's supermarket

1 May, 2018

Board moves at Sainsbury’s/Asda; Tesla; and Cabot Energy

Sainsbury’s/Asda The chairman and CEO of Sainsbury’s would head up the business if merged with Asda, according to a statement relating to the potential deal. Former GUS finance direct...
mergers and acquisitions, M&A, takeovers

20 March, 2018

Changes to merger thresholds in the UK announced

Rules to strengthen the UK government’s powers to scrutinise takeovers, which could raise national security concerns in specific areas of the economy, have been updated. The new rules, announced ...
GKN

18 January, 2018

Investor concern as GKN rebuffs Melrose’s hostile takeover bid

Investors are watching anxiously after aerospace and engineering company GKN pushed back hard against a hostile takeover approach by engineering "turnaround" organisation Melrose. GKN has hit out t...