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Clifford Chance advises Nielsen on redomiciliation to the UK by way of innovative European cross-border merger

7 September 2015

Clifford Chance advises Nielsen on redomiciliation to the UK by way of innovative European cross-border merger

On 31 August 2015, Nielsen completed its reorganisation by way of cross-border merger pursuant to which Dutch based Nielsen N.V. merged into and became Nielsen Holdings plc, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales whilst retaining its listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The transaction marked one of the first examples of utilizing a cross-border merger available following implementation of European rules on cross-border mergers in individual member states to give effect to a corporate restructuring resulting in a redomiciliation.

Nielsen is a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers buy and watch and listen to on a local and global basis. Nielsen has a presence in more than 100 countries, including many emerging markets, and holds leading market positions in many of its services and geographies.

The Clifford Chance team included teams from the Amsterdam and London office that were led by Joachim Fleury and Lee Coney and included Mark-Jan Arends, Michael Otte and Mats Klein Breteler (Amsterdam) and Will Chew and Jaclyn Teh (London). Michiel Sunderman and Stern Flik (Amsterdam) and Nick Mace and Richard Kalaher (London) advised on tax matters with Sonia Gilbert and Becky Moore (London) advising on Compensation and Employee Benefits.