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Categories:
Corporate & Commercial Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at corporate lawyers and those involved in M&A activity. It aims to set out the major changes made to the Takeover Code in 2011 following the controversial hostile takeover of Cadbury’s by Kraft in 2009 and examines whether the tactics used in that bid could happen again.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the purpose of the Code;
  • Understand the background to the reforms enacted in September 2011;
  • Be aware of the changes made to virtual bids and deal protection measure;
  • Understand why deal protection measures are now more tightly regulated and what that means for bids;
  • Be aware of the implications of the new ‘put up or shut up’ regime;
  • Understand the changes that have been made to disclosure of bid proposals;
  • Understand the enhanced protection given to employees to both air their views and to provide stability during the acquisition.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (2011).
Tags:

This podcast reviews the major changes made to the Takeover Code in September 2011 and what impact those changes are having on M&A activity.

Podcast added: 18/01/2011

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