News analysis

  • Detailed TSAs key to private M&A success

    22 October 2010

    Transitional services agreements are playing an increasingly important role in private M&A transactions. Buyers want more detailed terms at an earlier stage in negotiations

  • How Takeover Code changes will affect hostile bids

    22 October 2010

    Changes to put-up-or-shut-up rules and the tightened bid timetable will make hostile takeovers more difficult, say UK corporate partners

  • Takeover code: lawyers’ reaction

    22 October 2010

    The proposed changes to the Takeover Panel’s code go further than many corporate partners expected

  • Fears over single authority merger clearances

    21 October 2010

    Merger clearance decisions tainted by ‘confirmation bias’ and losing the input of competition specialists are lawyers’ main fears following the proposed introduction of a single UK competition authority

  • Third party challenges grow

    06 October 2010

    Third party challenges are becoming larger stumbling blocks to M&A in North America