Title

Invoking Protective Conditions to Terminate Public Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Bidder protective conditions (such as material adverse change clauses) are used by bidders in takeover offers of publicly listed targets, allowing them to withdraw their offers costlessly when events specified in such conditions occur. This article examines the scope and efficacy of protective conditions in UK, under the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and case law, and compares with the regulatory positions in US and Australia. It analyses whether UK should uphold its current regulatory approach towards protective conditions, in the light of recent events

Keywords

Mergers and Acquisitions, Australia, Comparative law, Material adverse change clauses, Takeovers, United States

Discipline

Business Organizations Law

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Journal of Business Law

Volume

2011

Issue

1

First Page

64

Last Page

90

ISSN

0021-9460

Publisher

Sweet and Maxwell

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