Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Stephen Wilkinson

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Stephen has over 25 years’ experience of advising major listed and other international companies on M&A and other corporate transactions including joint ventures and demergers and wider governance issues. An acknowledged expert in public takeovers and private acquisitions and disposals, Stephen has worked with clients in a range of sectors to execute their most significant transactions across the world, including many ground breaking deals. Stephen works with clients on multi-jurisdictional cross-border deals and across a range of sectors including banking, consumer products, energy, leisure and sport, manufacturing, and TMT. He works with the boards of FTSE100 and other listed companies to help them meet their governance and related obligations and to navigate through sensitive issues of risk, disclosure and compliance. His expertise in M&A and corporate law is recognised by his listings in Legal 500 and Chambers as a leading corporate/ M&A lawyer, and he is identified in Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner in the field of international mergers and acquisitions. Chambers quotes clients and market commentators as describing him as "someone everyone has trust in" is "sensible and easy to deal with" and who finds "pragmatic, commercial solutions". He is General Editor of the leading Butterworths text "Takeovers – Law and Practice" and has written widely on M&A matters.

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Articles

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Mark Bardell, Robert Moore, Stephen Wilkinson, Antonia Kirkby The UK Takeover Panel publishes a response statement following its consultation on the changes that are going to be made to the Takeover Code

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Overview The Takeover Panel has published a response statement, RS 2020/1, following its consultation (PCP 2020/1) on the Takeover Code provisions relating to conditions to an offer, particularly those relating to regulatory / merger control clearance, and the offer timetable. The changes (...)

Robert Moore, Stephen Wilkinson, Mark Bardell The UK Takeover Panel launches consultation on conditions to an offer, particularly those relating to merger control clearance, and the offer timetable

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Overview of the proposed changes The UK Takeover Panel has published a consultation PCP 2020/1 in which it is proposing to amend various provisions in the Takeover Code relating to invoking the conditions to an offer, particularly those relating to regulatory / merger control clearance, and to (...)

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