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How Brexit Might Impact M&A: An Antitrust Perspective

Matt Evans, The M&A Lawyer, July/August 2016

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As has been widely covered, in a nationwide referendum held on June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom (“U.K.”) voted to leave the European Union (“EU”). The result of the referendum is not binding on the U.K. government; it is advisory in nature only. The U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, who had called the referendum and campaigned for the U.K. to remain in the EU, resigned following the vote. His successor, Theresa May, has indicated that she will respect the vote. She con-rmed this by using the intriguing phrase “Brexit means Brexit.” The phrase is intriguing because it is not clear that anybody, the Prime Minister included, understands what that actually means.

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