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Legal Briefings | 23 September 2016

ASIC reports regarding the public M&A space for the first half of 2016

ASIC’s figures for control transactions show that, while the number of takeover bids in the first half of calendar 2016 was the same as schemes of arrangement, value was heavily weighted to schemes.
Legal Briefings | 23 September 2016

Implications of Padbury’s misleading ASX announcement

A misleading ASX announcement can lead to ASIC prosecuting the listed entity and those officers who authorised the announcement.
Legal Briefings | 23 September 2016

Panel clarifies discretion to accept undertakings in lieu of orders

The Takeovers Panel has recently clarified its position in relation to when undertakings in lieu of orders will be accepted.
Legal Briefings | 23 September 2016

Takeovers Panel’s proposed changes to frustrating actions policy provide helpful guidance to target boards

The Takeovers Panel’s frustrating action policy has often caused uncertainties for target boards.
Legal Briefings | 23 September 2016

Brexit Implications for the Insurance Sector

The House of Commons Treasury Select Committee (TSC) has launched an inquiry into EU regulation of insurance . The inquiry will allow the TSC to look at the case for retaining, losing or adapting Solvency II in a post-Brexit world. Its Chairman, Andrew Tyrie MP, has commented that Brexit provides...
Legal Briefings | 23 September 2016

Counsel's Opinion sought by UK IP groups in relation to the UPC and Brexit

Counsel's Opinion sought by UK IP groups on the possibilities for the UK to continue to participate in the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court post Brexit now released
Audio and Video | 19 September 2016

Brexit webinar series

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Legal Briefings | 19 September 2016

Brexit: Sector and Legal Perspectives

The "in-out" Referendum on the question of the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) which has dominated the political and business agenda in the UK for the last six months, has resulted in a majority of voters (on a turnout of approximately 72%) preferring the UK to leave the EU. The vote was...
Guides | 15 September 2016

Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency in Asia Pacific

Our new guide helps companies and lenders navigate the various insolvency regimes in the region
Legal Briefings | 15 September 2016

Scope of proposed new offence of failing to prevent economic crime

This week has seen a flurry of press reports which appear to suggest that individual directors could be held personally liable for the acts of company employees under the proposed new criminal offence of failing to prevent fraud or economic crime, however, we understand that this is unlikely to be...
Guides | 31 August 2016

Preview of 2016 - a schedule of anticipated legal developments in the UK

This is a guide to key legal developments in the coming year and contains information on a broad range of legal areas in the UK.
Guides | 23 August 2016

Gift-wrapping bribery: corporate perks in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific renewed focus on the use of gifts and hospitality.
Legal Briefings | 19 August 2016

Brexit: Future UK trade relations

Is it possible for a member state to leave the EU but retain full access to the internal market?
Guides | 12 August 2016

Russia private equity review 2016

A look ahead to which sectors might be most active in the remainder of 2016.
Legal Briefings | 08 August 2016

Australia's law of penalties revisited

In a decision highly-anticipated by bank consumers and corporates alike, last month Australia’s High Court clarified the current state of Australia’s law of penalties.