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European M&A Market Insights, Summer 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Germany Strengthens Foreign Investment Control: New Rules to Thoroughly Screen Investments in Enlarged Number of Key Industries - Germany ends its longtime liberal approach to foreign investments by increasing its...more

Corporate News – August 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

FCA proposes a new premium listing category for sovereign controlled companies - On 13 July 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority published consultation paper CP 17/21 which proposes to create a new premium listing...more

AIM – New Rules in the Pipeline for the London Stock Exchange’s Growth Market?

by Reed Smith on

The London Stock Exchange has published a wide-ranging discussion paper on possible changes to its AIM rule books. The paper’s main areas of focus include the admission criteria for AIM, ensuring consistency of approach...more

Proposal for a new category of premium listing for sovereign controlled companies

by Dechert LLP on

It has been widely reported that leading international markets, including London and New York, are angling to land the highly-anticipated IPO of Saudi Aramco. ...more

AIM companies and Scottish partnerships to be brought within the scope of the PSC register regime

by Dechert LLP on

From 24 July 2017, UK companies whose shares are admitted to trade on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, and other companies listed on prescribed markets, will no longer be exempt from the requirements to keep and...more

UK Implements Changes to Beneficial Ownership Register Regime

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 26 June 2017 the Information about People with Significant Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (the "2017 Regulations") were brought into force. Key changes brought about by the 2017 Regulations include the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

There’s been a hitch in Saudi Aramco’s IPO plans (mind-boggling $2 trillion possible valuation and all): where to list. The frontrunners, by the way, are the London Stock Exchange and the NYSE....more

Corporate News - May 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Corporate governance – 4MLD and changes to the PSC regime - Companies House recently published its business plan for 2017-18, its strategic plan for 2017-2020 and a press release with details of additional anti-money...more

Financial Conduct Authority: reforming the availability of information in the UK equity IPO process

by Dentons on

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its proposed reforms to improve the timing, sequencing and quality of information in the UK IPO process. ...more

Appetite for Masala Bonds grows

by DLA Piper on

Borrowing by Indian companies from the overseas market or "External Commercial Borrowings" (commonly referred to as ECBs), is regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and is governed by the various rules specified by the...more

European Commission Blocks Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse

On 29 March 2017, the same day that United Kingdom has officially launched the Brexit process, the European Commission (Commission) blocked the proposed 29 billion Euro merger between Deutsche Börse AG (DBAG) and London Stock...more

Key Takeaways: Inside the White House and Capitol Hill — The Impact of a New Administration on Global Markets

On January 25, 2017, Skadden hosted a panel discussion at the London Stock Exchange on the potential policy direction of the Trump administration. The panel touched on tax reform, trade agreements, inbound and outbound U.S....more

UK Market Abuse Regime Extends Its Reach: Implications for Issuers

by Morgan Lewis on

Companies trading on either the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market or AIM should ensure that their systems and procedures reflect changes to their disclosure and other obligations arising from the implementation of the new...more

Joining AIM: A field guide for applicants to AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange

by DLA Piper on

AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange, is the world’s premier market for smaller growing companies. AIM serves as a mechanism for companies seeking access to capital to realise their growth and innovation potential. It...more

UK Votes to Leave the European Union: What Does This Mean for U.S. Companies With European Subsidiaries?

The people of the United Kingdom have spoken on the issue of whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union (EU), and by a narrow margin have decided to leave. In fact, by region, the voters of...more

Market Abuse Regime: Overview for AIM companies

by DLA Piper on

INTRODUCTION The Market Abuse Regulation ("MAR") introduces a new market abuse regime from 3 July 2016. MAR is designed to introduce a common regulatory framework on market abuse across the EU and generally will extend the...more

Revised London Stock Exchange Admission and Disclosure Standards

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New London Stock Exchange Admission and Disclosure Standards came into effect on 4 April 2016. The Admission and Disclosure Standards set out the Exchange's admission and continuing disclosure requirements, other than for...more

International Reporting Tightens at NYSE as Competition from Europe Heats Up

Two recent events highlight the ever-shifting dynamic between U.S. and international capital markets. The first, a technical NYSE rule affecting the reporting obligations of foreign private issuers, was subtle. The second,...more

‘Brexit’ Implications for Listings of Securities on the London Stock Exchange

by Morgan Lewis on

If Britain decides to leave the European Union as a result of a “Brexit” vote on 23 June 2016, the effect on the UK and EU financial services sectors could be significant; in particular, there could be effects on the London...more

China-Hong Kong Connect: An Interconnected World

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In November 2014, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (the ‘‘Shanghai Train’’), a pilot program for establishing mutual stock market access between mainland China and Hong Kong, was officially launched. The new cross-border...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 3.16.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Chair Yellen will report on the Fed’s latest meeting at 2pm EDT today. Thanks to the Journal, we’ve got 5 Things to Watch when she does – WSJ... All is not well at Valeant, the struggling drug maker whose stock dropped...more

China-Hong Kong Connect – Part Five: An Interconnected World

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In November 2014, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (the “Shanghai Train”), a pilot program for establishing mutual stock market access between mainland China? and Hong Kong, was officially launched. The new cross-border...more

A Guide to AIM: The Junior Market of the London Stock Exchange

by Locke Lord LLP on

AIM is the junior market of the London Stock Exchange, and has become a leading market for companies all over the world to raise funds for growth and development. The number of companies trading on AIM as of December 2014 was...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition, October 2015

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected global governance and securities law developments during the third quarter of 2015 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial...more

London Stock Exchange consults on changes to the AIM Rules which apply to investing companies and AIM companies that undertake a...

by Dechert LLP on

The London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) on 15 October 2015 published AIM Notice 421 announcing a consultation in relation to certain proposed changes to the AIM Rules for Companies (“AIM Rules”) potentially affecting “investing...more

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