Europe M&A: The Evolving Takeover Landscape

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 4:03 PM EST) -- The European and global economic crises have encouraged limited takeover activity in the past few years, providing little opportunity for the EU Directive on Takeover Bids (the Takeover Directive) to be fully tested outside of the United Kingdom. While the grounds for a takeover system are in place across Europe, it is apparent that substantial progress and adjustments need to be made now to continue the process of harmonization and to promote takeover activity.

Basic Principles of the Takeover Directive

The Takeover Directive was intended to...
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