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James Lyons comments on Tui’s delisting from the London Stock Exchange in Law360

January 2024

James Lyons, Director in the Corporate and Commercial team, discusses the wider market implications of travel giant Tui’s plan to delist from the London Stock Exchange, in Law360.

James’ comments were published in Law360, 05 January 2024, and can be found here.

“Whilst some may perceive this as a blow to the appeal of a UK listing, this decision should be viewed within the particular context of TUI, a German company borne out of a legacy merger.  It already has listings in Frankfurt and Hanover, and more than 75 per cent of the trading in its shares occurs in Germany, so this is a decision which appears to be being made for reasons very specific to TUI rather than necessarily reflective of the London market itself.  

“But it is indicative of the global competitive listing environment and another example to demonstrate why the FCA cannot rest on its laurels and should continue to push forward with changes to retain the appeal of the London market for international businesses.”