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Helen Bradley is a partner in the Firm’s Public Company team in London and heads the Corporate Finance group. She was seconded to The Panel on Takeovers & Mergers in May and is listed in The Lawyer's Hot 100.

In July of 2017, Andrew Bailey, the chief executive of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), announced in a speech that after 2021 the FCA would no longer use its power to compel panel banks to submit rate information used to determine the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Mr. Bailey encouraged the market to develop robust alternative reference rates to replace LIBOR.

A wide-ranging review of the UK Listing Regime by Lord Hill was published on 3 March (click here for a copy), timed neatly to coincide with the Budget. The aim is to radically improve the competitiveness of UK as a listing venue and is part of Rishi Sunak’s Big Bang 2.0 for the City. Some of the proposed rule changes would require primary legislation by the Government and the current timeframe for that is uncertain. However, a large number of the key recommendations are aimed at the FCA and the FCA has stated that, subject to consultation feedback and FCA Board approval, it will seek to make relevant rule changes by late 2021.

In July of 2017, Andrew Bailey, the chief executive of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), announced in a speech that after 2021 the FCA would no longer use its power to compel panel banks to submit rate information used to determine the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Mr. Bailey…

A practical tool covering key aspects of the legal and regulatory M&A framework in nearly 40 countries Conducting cross-border M&A transactions in the current climate is more challenging than ever – in addition to an economic slowdown and geopolitical concerns, businesses continue to face a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain…

Recent falls in equity markets mean that many listed companies may appear attractively priced, for a period at least. With significant levels of dry powder available to financial investors and potential delays to at least some private M&A processes, we expect the focus on “take-private” transactions to increase during the…

Listed PLCs’ preparations are well underway for compliance with the 2018 Corporate Governance Code (Code). Preparation for compliance with The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 (2018 Regs)[1] is much less advanced, largely due to continued uncertainty as to their scope and, in particular, whether they apply to listed PLCs and their groups at…