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Clifford Chance advises JPJ Group plc on its £490 million strategic combination with Gamesys to create a world-class online gaming company
25 June 2019
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised long-standing client JPJ Group plc on its proposed £490 million strategic combination with Gamesys. The acquisition, which excludes Gamesys' sports brands and games, will be paid for with a mixture of cash...
Innovation theories of harm in merger control: plugging a perceived enforcement gap in anticipation of more far-reaching reforms?
30 May 2019
The authors* Nelson Jung and Elizabeth Sinclair reflect on whether challenges of the digital economy are prompting competition authorities to develop speculative theories of harm involving "innovation competition" as a basis for intervention in merger...
7 March 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the capability to unlock huge volumes of data and is revolutionising the financial services industry. It creates huge opportunities for both established and disruptive fintech businesses, but with rewards, comes risk. This year,...
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...
25 July 2018
The UK Government is proposing to broaden substantially the scope of the national security screening regime to catch a wide range of transactions in any sector, with no minimum size of transaction. While the regime will remain voluntary, transactions that...
20 June 2018
For transactions that close on or after 11 June 2018, new, lower thresholds apply to determine whether the UK Government can call them in for a national security review. The new thresholds apply only to deals involving targets with certain activities...
Clifford Chance advises Motor Fuel Group on its £1.2 billion acquisition of MRH, U.K.’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator
9 March 2018
International law firm Clifford Chance has advised Clayton, Dubilier & Rice-Backed Motor Fuel Group (MFG) on its acquisition of MRH, the U.K.’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator. The transaction will create the U.K.’s largest operator by number...
27 October 2017
The UK Government has published proposals to strengthen its powers to review, and potentially block or unwind, foreign investments on national security grounds. Short term proposals include amending the thresholds of the existing public interest regime to catch...
11 September 2017
Our September M&A trends review reflects on some of the key themes of 2017 and sets out our expectations for the rest of the year: China outbound deals paused – As we predicted at the start of the year, the uncertainty around China's restrictions...
Clifford Chance advises LV= on Allianz joint venture to create third largest personal insurer in the UK market
7 August 2017
International law firm Clifford Chance is advising LV= on its joint venture with Allianz, creating a general insurance business with over 6 million customers. The new LV= branded joint venture will be the UK’s third largest personal insurer with over £1.7 billion...