Changes to takeovers and a more restrictive approach to foreign direct investment: What's the impact on UK businesses?

The National Security and Investment Bill explained

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Catherine Moss of Shakespeare Martineau
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Catherine Moss of Shakespeare Martineau

From the second half of 2021, there will be substantial changes to UK public company takeover practice and procedures. These will create a more uniform framework within the UK regime that is less EU-centric in its treatment of regulatory authorisations and clearances.

They will also create a more transparent timetable within which to manage takeovers and mergers than that currently set out in the UK Takeover Code. The changes are designed to simplify the timetable...

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