Welcome to the first edition of our European Regulatory Update.
We aim to bring you in-depth analysis of the key legal and regulatory reforms which are likely to impact on you doing business in Europe. We focus on important capital markets, banking and finance, corporate and M&A reforms and issues.
In this edition:
Robert Hanley, PartnerLondon
Proposed policy options for a European contract law for consumers and business are causing concern in the UK.
Recent changes may affect the need for non-European issuers to produce a European compliant prospectus and to comply with ongoing financial reporting obligations.
Author: Sophie Chalton
Lenders and borrowers lock horns over how to deal with increased costs approaching over the horizon.
The first attempt to implement a new European 'merger by absorption' for a public takeover has failed but, in some circumstances, the new merger methods may be useful.
Author: Jonathon Wood
Accusations of protectionism has been the response to proposed changes to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, a key element in EU financial market integration and regulation.
Changes ahead to registration of charges in UK
UK Takeover Panel proposes to change Takeover Code
Plans to harmonise European rules on jurisdiction and judgments a threat to UK common law position.
Author: Robert Hanley, Partner