Author: Max Beazley

Max Beazley

Max’s primary practice focus is on cross-border M&A and equity capital markets. Max has extensive experience with UK domestic and cross-border private and public acquisitions and divestitures. Max also advises banks and issuers on IPOs and secondary issues, both on AIM and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Max advises on private equity, venture capital and angel investments, as well as on banking and finance transactions. In addition, EU and US companies look to Max for advice on the UK and EU securities law elements of cross-border fundraising transactions and on UK corporate governance and compliance matters.

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Brexit: Full Steam Ahead

The ‘Brexit Bill’ has now become the ‘Brexit Act’…  Or to give it its full name the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017.  The bill received royal assent last week after making it unamended through both Houses of Parliament and its many committee and reading stages. Theresa May intends to keep to her self-imposed...

Article 50 – UK Supreme Court Judgment and Parliamentary Vote

Last week the UK’s Supreme Court upheld the High Court’s November ruling (reported on in a previous post), rejecting by an 8:3 majority the government’s contention that it should be entitled to trigger Article 50 without the backing of Parliament. The government did however secure a political victory by virtue of the Supreme Court ruling,...

Article 50 Update

The High Court ruled on 3 November that the UK government’s plan to trigger Article 50 unilaterally, without first securing a mandate to do so from Parliament, is constitutionally unlawful. The importance of the case has led to a ‘leap-frog’ appeal straight to the Supreme Court – all 11 justices will sit en banc to...

Focus on Article 50

In this note we focus on Article 50, the mechanism outlining the process through which the United Kingdom (UK) is likely to withdraw from the European Union (EU). What is Article 50? Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union sets out the mechanism by which a member state may leave the EU. Prior to...

Brexit and what happens now

The political fallout has been swift. David Cameron, the pro-Remain Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) resigned less than 12 hours after the results of the UK-wide referendum on 23 June 2016 were announced.  With turnout at 71.8%, the highest since the 1992 general election, 51.9% – over 17 million people – voted in...