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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:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide an introduction to the City Code for practitioners in corporate law or those with an interest in the area.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the background to the City Code;
  • Know the constitution of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers;
  • Understand the difference between the Hearings Committee and the Code Committee and their respective functions;
  • Understand the type of transaction to which the Code applies;
  • Know in which situation overseas companies are subject to the Code;
  • Understand how the General Principles and the Rules of the Code fit together;
  • Know in which situations the Panel may grant waivers from the provisions of the Code;
  • Understand the effect of a ruling from the Panel.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Companies Act 2006;
  • Companies Act 1985;
  • Criminal Justice Act 1993;
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;
  • The Listing Rules of the FSA;
  • The Disclosure and Transparency Rules;
  • The Prospectus Rules;
  • Enterprise Act 2002;
  • R v Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, ex parte Datafin plc [1987] 1 QB 815.

In this podcast we interview Darius Lewington, a partner at Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, on the subject of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. The interview provides an introduction and is the first part of a two part CPDcast on the City Code. It covers the constitution of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, the functions of the different committees of the Panel, when companies will be subject to the City Code, the effect of the rulings of the panel and whether their decisions can be the subject of judicial review.

Podcast Added: 25/7/2008

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-03-28

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