Practical Law Australia is excited to introduce a new topic area in its Corporate Transactions practice area: Takeovers.
In Australia, one of the most common ways to acquire control of a listed or widely-held entity is a takeover bid. Practical Law’s Takeovers will be immensely useful to lawyers and other professional advisers working in this complex area.
Featuring materials authored by Rodd Levy, a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and one of Australia’s leading M&A lawyers with more than 30 years’ experience in company takeovers, Practical Law’s Takeovers unpacks the legal issues and practical procedures involved in takeovers, and includes:
- an overview of the nature and regulation of takeovers of listed public companies, unlisted companies with more than 50 members and listed managed investment schemes
- an outline of Chapter 6 (Takeovers) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (CA 2001)
- information about the roles of ASIC and the Takeovers Panel in regulating takeovers
- practice notes on:
- who is an associate for the purposes of section 610 of the CA 2001
- acquisitions that are exempted from the general prohibition on certain acquisitions of relevant interests in voting shares under the CA 2001
- when a person is taken to acquire a relevant interest in shares for the purposes of section 606 of the CA 2001
- links to resources relating to key takeover procedures and documents.