Litigation | 10 July 2018

Class actions represent a growing area of risk for UK corporates, with increasing numbers of high-profile and high-value group claims being brought, or threatened to be brought, in the English courts.
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Legal Briefing

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  • Damian Grave, , Herbert Smith Freehills

    Damian Grave

  • Gregg Rowan, , Herbert Smith Freehills

    Gregg Rowan

  • Maura McIntosh, , Herbert Smith Freehills

    Maura McIntosh

Corporate & Commercial, Finance | 10 July 2018

Recent years have seen global shifts in both policy frameworks for screening inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and the way in which those frameworks are applied. The result is a more uncertain environment for foreign investment, which parties to a transaction will have to consider how to navigate earlier in the transaction process.
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Mergers and Acquisitions | 06 July 2018

Shareholder activism continues to grow in the UK as it does globally, both in terms of capital deployed and the publicity it attracts. While shareholder activism is not a new concept in the UK, the type of investors involved in activist campaigns, the companies that they are targeting, the tools that activists are using and the outcomes that they are seeking to achieve have evolved over recent years. The more typical response of the board of a company that is targeted has also changed reflecting a change in tone and approach away from straight defence tactics alone, and towards that of ‘board preparedness’ and ‘constructive engagement’. [Continue Reading]