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Corporate law: M&A

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Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations

Texts on topic

  Texts dealing with the English law on takeovers are shelved on Floor 2 at KN262.1.

Such is the global nature of the business world, a number of recent works can also be found shelved in the General section of the LawBod, past the Photocopy Room.

To do a subject search in SOLO:

Consolidation and merger of corporations -- law and legislation -- + jurisdiction


UK Panel on Takeovers and Mergers

The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Panel”) is an independent body, established in 1968, whose main functions are to issue and administer the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Code”) and to supervise and regulate takeovers and other matters to which the Code applies in accordance with the rules set out in the Code. It has been designated as the supervisory authority to carry out certain regulatory functions in relation to takeovers pursuant to the Directive on Takeover Bids (2004/25/EC) (the “Directive”). Its statutory functions are set out in and under Chapter 1 of Part 28 of the Companies Act 2006. ... The Panel regulates takeover bids and other merger transactions (however effected) for companies which have their registered offices in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man if any of their securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market or multilateral trading facility in the United Kingdom or on any stock exchange in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. Its remit also extends to other public companies and certain private companies which are resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

The Panel's website offers (among other matters) the following:

  • The Takeover Code
    • Instruments
    • UK regulated markets
  • Notes to advisers
  • Compliance
    • “Cold-shouldering”
  • Fees and charges