New York-based M&T Bank has agreed to acquire People’s United in a US$7.6 billion deal – the first bank merger agreed since the Biden administration took office.
24 February 2021
French bank BPCE has filed with French regulators to take total control of its investment banking subsidiary Natixis.
10 February 2021
The three Islamic finance subsidiaries of Indonesia’s largest state-owned banks have merged to create Indonesia’s largest shariah financial institution.
02 February 2021
Freshfields, Baker McKenzie and Dechert are among the firms instructed in a pair of bank acquisition deals prompted by increased capital requirements from Lebanon’s central bank, with local banks Audi and Blom agreeing to sell off their Egyptian units.
25 January 2021
The European Central Bank’s supervisory guidance to facilitate bank consolidations in the EU has been labelled “a major disappointment”, for the absence of measures to address its own merger approval process.
13 January 2021
Clifford Chance is advising Crédit Agricole as it sells its Romanian business to Greek-owned bank Vista.
13 January 2021
White & Case client Bangkok Bank has integrated its Indonesian branch business with local merger partner Bank Permata, following the first such transaction to get the green light under Indonesia's new M&A rules.
05 January 2021
Hong Kong’s securities watchdog has said it will raise the requirements for individuals advising on mergers and takeovers, after a rise in “unsatisfactory” work in recent years.
14 December 2020
The Reserve Bank of India has completed its plan to fold crisis-hit lender Lakshmi Vilas into Singapore’s DBS, after courts in Mumbai and Chennai rejected shareholder pleas to stay the US$335 million merger.
30 November 2020
Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump to become the United States’ next president – triggering an overhaul of the federal government and its regulatory agencies. What can banking regulation practitioners around the world expect from the new administration?
19 November 2020
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