Mergers & Acquisitions


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  • Changes to jurisdictional thresholds for national security mergers


    Submitted: 18 May 2018

    ​ A quick review of the new rules for mergers relating to specific sectors.

  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q2 2018 Restricted access


    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    The Q2 2018 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • Attribution of input VAT to business on a takeover Restricted access


    Submitted: 08 May 2018

    The Advocate General has opined that input VAT incurred on the acquisition of shares should be attributable to the wider business of the acquiring company where the purpose of the acquisition is to enhance that business.

  • 收购德国高科技公司


    Submitted: 15 March 2018


  • Freedom of establishment and fiscal unity


    Last Reviewed: 08 March 2018 / Submitted: 26 October 2017

    The ECJ has held that Dutch rules restricting deductions for interest on a related party borrowing for investment in a foreign subsidiary are contrary to EU law.

  • Conduct of claims clauses and privilege


    Submitted: 05 March 2018

    ​A recent High Court judgments suggests that a party controlling litigation pursuant to a "conduct of claims" clause in an SPA cannot benefit from litigation privilege.​

  • Acquiring German high tech companies


    Submitted: 01 March 2018

    The following remarks intend to provide a first quick overview on the revised investment review procedure under the Außenwirtschaftsverordnung and its consequences for transactions especially in the German TMT sector.

  • Court of Appeal refuses to adjust bad bargains for a licensor and an assignee of IP rights


    Submitted: 07 February 2018

    This article looks at two recent Court of Appeal decisions on the interpretation of IP agreements which have shared the Supreme Court’s caution to apply a business common sense to contractual interpretation, instead opting for a strict literal interpretation where the meaning of a term is clear.

  • Notifying claims under a tax deed and warranties


    Submitted: 26 January 2018

    The Court of Appeal has held that where a notice requires the “grounds” of the claim to be specified, it is necessary to specify the particular warranties and particular provisions of the tax deed which are relied upon for the notice to be valid.

  • Recent UK Takeover Code developments


    Submitted: 24 January 2018

    ​A look at recent changes to the UK Takeover Code.

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