I recently received an offer for a (paid) summer internship at a large, publicly traded company. However, I've noticed that this company is set to be acquired by an even bigger publicly traded company, which will happen before my internship is supposed to start.
If I accept the internship offer with the smaller company, is it legal for the bigger company to cancel my internship? Is it likely that this will happen? Do I have any recourse if they decide to cancel it?
If relevant, I'm a British citizen; both companies are based in the UK.