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Takeovers Law & Strategy, 5th Edition
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First published in 1996, Takeovers Law & Strategy has become well-known as a practical and easy to understand guide to the laws, procedures and strategies relevant to takeover bids in Australia. The 5th Edition updates and expands the work to take account of new techniques and strategies that have emerged since the last edition published. Also, the 5th Edition covers more than 75 new decisions of the Takeovers Panel relating to issues such as truth in takeovers, associations, downstream acquisitions, standstills and lock-up devices. Takeovers Law & Strategy, 5th Edition contains comprehensive analysis of each step involved in a takeover and the relevant requirements under the Corporations Act, the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act, the Listing Rules of the Australian Securities Exchange, the Competition and Consumer Act and other relevant legislation. Topics featured include:

  • Strategic planning for a bid
  • Foreign bidders, anti-competitive bids and acquisitions in regulated industries
  • The involvement of insiders in a bid
  • Action and tactics during the offer period
  • Long-term defensive strategies
  • Disclosure of shareholding interests
  • Compulsory acquisition and
  • Dispute resolution before the Takeovers Panel


Takeovers Law & Strategy, 5th Edition is an essential reference for anyone involved in a takeover including lawyers, company executives, investment bankers and stockbrokers, and provides a useful guide for students.


The eBook - ProView™ format allows you to connect to and interact with the content in new ways. Designed for the iPad*, Thomson Reuters ProView™ breathes life into the content and lets you work wherever, whenever and however you want. You can highlight pertinent copy, annotate important passages of text and bookmark pages just as you would your print copy. Powerful search functionality makes navigating through the eBook content quicker and easier than ever, while helpful hyperlinks enable you to jump straight to the text you need at the tap of a finger. You can also customize your eBook by changing the font size and background of the screen to suit your own preference. Updates will be sent to you automatically, and when future editions publish you'll be able to carry over all your notes, bookmarks and highlights from the previous edition. For more information visit


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About the Author
Rodd Levy is a partner of Herbert Smith Freehills and has extensive experience in all aspects of takeovers, takeover defence, schemes of arrangement and other public company transactions
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