Acquisitions, disposals and outsourcings
The M&A market has bounced back from the earlier challenges of the pandemic. Strategic investors are looking to expand or divest businesses that do not fit the ESG footprint.
Companies are continuing to hive off and dispose of business areas to raise capital or re-focus the business in light of significantly changed circumstances.
The combined impact of Brexit, inflation and the responsible business agenda may accelerate outsourcings as companies seek to increase their agility, reduce lead times and better protect and control their supply chains.
To find out how we can support you with matters relating to the employment aspects of acquisitions and outsourcings, please visit our service page.
TUPE13 July 2022
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) and previous versions of the regulations (which have been in force in the UK since 1981) implement the European Acquired Rights Directive, the general purpose of which is to safeguard employee rights in the transfer of a business.
Managing your international M&A –Top Ten Questions20 June 2022
In international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) navigating the legal requirements and ramifications of the deal can be tricky. This article sets out the top ten questions that sellers and buyers need to consider in relation to employment law in global M&A transactions. We also offer some insights and tips on how to get the deal done.
HR and ESG due diligence in M&A: what are the current trends?26 May 2022
2022 is shaping up to be another supercharged year for M&A deals. This article explores how the people aspects of due diligence are evolving in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, alongside the trend towards greater sustainability and focus on ESG issues.
M&A employment law support – TUPE and changes to terms25 May 2022
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) can raise some difficult employment law issues during mergers and acquisitions. This Inbrief examines the challenge for a buyer of changing employees’ terms and conditions once the deal is done.
M&A employment law support - top ten questions19 November 2020
In mergers and acquisitions (M&A) navigating the legal requirements and ramifications of the deal can be tricky.