Inside The European Debate On Takeover Regulation

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The U.K. has the most mature and active market for corporate control in Europe. This is in large part due to the fact that the number and size of companies which have primary listings in London dwarf (and historically has dwarfed) that of any other exchange in Europe.

It is therefore not surprising that European takeover principles embodied in the EU Takeovers Directive are founded upon the basic principles that have underpinned the regulation of more than 9,000 bids in the U.K. since 1968, and that...
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