Tag archives: UK

Is this the end of European conglomerates?

Is this the end of European conglomerates? The end may be in sight for European conglomerates. Activist investor Christer Gardell of Cevian Capital predicts a growing trend of “demergers” in the next five to seven years, due in large part to an increasing number of European conglomerates engaging in in spin-off transactions, or “spin-offs.” Generally, … Continue reading

Post Brexit effects

On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union. Financial analysts throughout the globe are bracing themselves for the potentially wide ranging ramifications of the Brexit referendum, many calling Brexit one of the most extraordinary financial events in history.  As stated in our last post regarding this subject, Britain’s exit is creating a … Continue reading

International Financial Law Review Merger Control Survey 2015

The International Financial Law Review  (IFLR) merger control survey provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues and trends in global merger control in 21 jurisdictions. Norton Rose Fulbright was invited along with other local law firms across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific to answer a series of questions in relation to the notification … Continue reading

A brave new world for UK takeovers

This post was contributed by Paul Whitelock, Partner, Norton Rose LLP September 2011 saw the most significant overhaul in many years of the UK takeover regime. Changes to the UK Takeover Code followed a year-long review into how takeovers were conducted and, in particular, whether it was too easy to acquire a UK-listed company. The result … Continue reading