The content of this publication is for reference purposes only and may not be up to date at the time of access to this publication. They do not constitute legal advice and should not be used as such. Specific legal advice on your specific circumstances should always be sought separately before taking action on the basis of this publication. Looking ahead to the coming year, we expect or want at least reforms in the following areas of public M&A in the UK. Over the past 12 months, we have seen a number of common issues regarding public mergers and acquisitions in the UK and we believe these trends are expected to continue in 2016. . .