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17 July 2019
International law firm Clifford Chance has advised Blackstone on the acquisition of CRH Europe Distribution (CRH ED), the third largest building materials distribution platform in continental Europe, from global building materials group CRH plc for an enterprise...
29 April 2019
The UK Government has introduced Regulations to provide for a "top-up" T-1 capacity market (CM) auction in summer 2019 for delivery in winter 2019/2020. Through the changes to the CM arrangements, the Government aims to provide as much legal certainty...
£1 billion+ state aid to be recovered from UK corporates with finance subsidiaries - How should businesses react?
2 April 2019
The Commission has now issued its final decision in its State aid investigation into the Group Finance Exemptions from the UK's controlled foreign companies (CFC) rules, concluding that the exemptions constitute unlawful State aid. UK parented groups which...
7 March 2019
The EU Regulation establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the EU will become applicable on 10 October 2020. The Regulation will allow the Commission to review (but not block) certain investments of "Union interest"...
22 February 2019
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has imposed antitrust fines on three asset management firms, for sharing strategic information during one initial public offering and one placing, shortly before the share prices were set. This is the FCA’s first...
8 January 2019
More than four years after the enactment of the Montebourg decree, French foreign investment regulations have been amended by Decree no. 2018-1057 dated 29 November 2018, which extends the list of protected industries and strategic assets that are subject to authorisation...
Clifford Chance advises Tele2 on the Phase II unconditional clearance granted by the European Commission for the merger of Tele2 Netherlands with T-Mobile Netherlands
28 November 2018
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance successfully represented Tele2 in obtaining unconditional approval for the merger of Tele2 Netherlands with T-Mobile Netherlands, following a complex Phase II investigation. The transaction was announced on 15 December...
23 November 2018
On 15 November 2018, the General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU issued its judgment in the case of Tempus Energy v Commission, annulling the Commission decision not to raise objections to the establishment of the UK capacity market. The judgment means...
29 October 2018
Global geopolitical shifts, climate change, financial stress, and rapid technological developments are having a huge impact on the infrastructure sector. In this publication we provide a legal perspective on some of the most pressing issues for the industry, with...
Proposed new UK national security and investment regime – implications for loans and related collateral
3 October 2018
Under the proposed national security and investment regime announced by BEIS in its July 2018 White Paper, loans are capable of being notifiable investments and of being called in by the Government for national security screening if they give rise to or may give...