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Farrer & Co | Cross Border Mergers - Use it or Lose It!

It seems unlikely that EU cross border mergers, which require legal reciprocity and common rules, will continue to be available for UK entities after Brexit. Currently, EU Directive 2005/56/EC provides a platform to facilitate cross-border mergers of limited liability companies in order to encourage consolidation in companies from different Member States in the EEA.

As there is a real prospect that this option will no longer be available after Brexit, now is the time to restructure group companies to either include or exclude UK companies from corporate groups.

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If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing please contact Anthony Turner  or your usual contact at the firm on 020 3375 7000.

This publication is a general summary. It should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

© Farrer & Co LLP, December 2017

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