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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide the listener with a practical introduction and overview of the EU cross border merger regime. It looks at when the relevant regulations will apply and draws attention to the numerous procedural requirements for companies wishing to execute a foreign merger.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what impact the Regulations will make for UK companies and where they will apply;
  • Know the distinction between a merger and an acquisition;
  • Know the effect and procedure in applying the regulations to a cross border merger situations;
  • Understand the stages of a cross border merger arrangement.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 (No. 2974);
  • Directive 2005/56/EC;
  • National Bank of Greece and Athens SA v Metliss [1958] AC 509;
  • Nokes v Doncaster Amalgamated Collieries Ltd [1940] AC 1014.

In this podcast, Andrew Thornton of Erskine Chambers discusses the implementation of the EU Directive on cross border mergers for limited companies. This podcast will be of interest to those practising in company law and those with a general interest in procedures in cross border mergers and acquisitions.

Podcast added: 20/03/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-08-30

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