Business and Company Sales – Warranties and Indemnities

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE SEPTEMBER QUARTER EDITION OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAGAZINE In business and company sales, Warranties and Indemnities are ways of reallocating risk between sellers and buyers. “Caveat Emptor” (“buyer beware”) in English law means that generally buyers lack protection. Buyers may seek warranty and indemnity protection while sellers Read More …

M&A Update: Financial Assistance in Corporate Transactions

Using the target to assist with the financing of an acquisition Prior to the Companies Act 2006, “Financial assistance” i.e. a target company using its own funds to purchase its own shares, was prohibited in both public and private company mergers and acquisitions, unless a “whitewash” procedure followed. In order to carry out the whitewash procedure a Read More …

UK Mergers and Acquisitions – Takeover Panel Changes

Attached is an article I had published on LexisNexis on the recent Takeover Panel changes and how they will affect Mergers and Acquisitions of Public Companies – Has MA Overhaul Levelled the Playing Field? If you require assistance or have any questions about Mergers, Acquisitions or Disposals of either Public or Private Companies, please don’t hesitate to contact Read More …