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Title: Company takeover under UK and Maltese law : a comparative study
Authors: Schembri, Alistair
Keywords: Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Law and legislation -- European Union countries
Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Law and legislation -- Malta
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Schembri, A. (2009). Company takeover under UK and Maltese law : a comparative study (Master's dissertation).
Abstract: The Takeover Bids Directive is one of the most broadly discussed Directives in Europe in the past years. It took the European Commission, European Parliament and the Members States more than fifteen years of discussions, with a number of issues which were debated, amongst which Articles 9 and 11. Finally, an agreement was reached on the 27th November 2003. The first task tackled in this dissertation will be that of introducing the concept of a takeover. Different types of takeovers and a number of defences from a hostile takeover will follow the definition of the terms 'takeover' and a 'takeover bid'. Finally, chapter one will also include the important difference between a takeover and a merger, and a brief commentary on financing a takeover bid. The second chapter will deal with the Takeover Bids Directive. The most important provisions contained in the Directive will follow a historical background leading to the implementation of the Takeover Bids Directive. The third and fourth chapters deal with the Maltese and English law on company takeover bids. Even though both Member States have adopted the Takeover Bids Directive, there are a considerable number of differences between the laws of the two jurisdictions. Each system's salient features will be analysed, referring to the Directive itself where necessary. The fifth and final chapter will then deal witha brief comparison and commentary of the two systems. Due to a number of reasons, the Maltese system lacks a number of details with regards to company takeovers, some of which will be highlighted in this final chapter.
Description: LL.D.
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacLaw - 1958-2009

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