Established corporate lawyer, Andrew Stilton has announced the publication of the 5th edition of his book, Sale of Shares and Businesses – a comprehensive guide to the acquisition of companies and businesses in the UK.

First published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2006, this stand-alone work provides invaluable insight into the complex world of mergers and acquisitions, drawing on Andrew’s experience from a career spanning almost four decades.

The work provides comment and an in-depth explanation of the main issues which arise on M&A transactions, however they are structured, along with helpful precedents in both paper and electronic formats.

The latest edition takes account of recent case law, statutory/regulatory changes and recent developments and, in particular, includes a chapter on the impact of GDPR on corporate transactions. It also includes:

  • Guidance on all aspects of the sale of a business
  • Help with drawing up agreements for all types of business client, using examples drawn from different sizes of transactions
  • Guidance on the key components of a sale and purchase agreement
  • Discussion of on warranties, indemnities and disclosures, from the point of view of both the seller and the buyer, so you can ensure you have made provisions for the possible problems that may arise post-sale
  • Specialist information on pensions, tax, property, environmental, employment and competition law issues
  • A CD-ROM full of a comprehensive set of the precedents relevant to the sale and purchase of a business

The book, now available to purchase, looks set to follow in the footsteps of its highly-regarded previous editions which have received fantastic feedback across a range of jurisdictions.

Andrew commented:

“I am delighted to announce the fifth edition, which includes expert commentary from other Keystone lawyers in relation to issues such as property, planning, environmental law, employment, pensions, competition law and tax. I would particularly like to thank my colleagues, Rachel Tozer and Carolyn Bertin, who have helped to put together a practical guide to the impact of GDPR on future transactions.”

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