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Corporate Finance/M&A

01 July 2020
Will Pearce Regulatory scrutiny of M&A transactions: United Kingdom extends power to intervene in foreign takeovers

United Kingdom - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The government recently announced amendments to the merger control regime which extend its discretionary powers to intervene on national security or public interest grounds. These reforms aim to address concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and related financial uncertainty which has heightened the "risk of hostile actors exploiting the situation" to acquire vulnerable UK businesses.

Authors: Will Pearce, William Tong, Nicholas Spearing, Matthew Yeowart
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