Comparing Takeover Laws in the UK, India and Singapore

31 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2011

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Krishna Shorewala

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Vasundhara Vasumitra

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Date Written: February 1, 2011

Abstract

This paper makes a first of its kind comparative analysis of the Takeover Regulations in the UK, India and Singapore. It examines how the economic, social and political context of these countries shapes its takeover regulations. Special attention is given to the impact of shareholding patterns and policy objectives on the Regulations. The authors take four major areas of comparative analysis:

- thresholds for mandatory offers; - penalties for breach/non-compliance of the regulations; - self-regulation and the need for providing a statutory basis for the regulations; and finally, - the role of the courts under each system.

Keywords: Corporate Law, Securities Law, Comparative Law, Takeovers, Singapore, UK, India

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Shorewala, Krishna and Vasumitra, Vasundhara, Comparing Takeover Laws in the UK, India and Singapore (February 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1753341 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1753341

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