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M&A Recent Developments of Importance

October-12-2011

Lawyer Neill May
Area Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Finance and Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment

Summary

Anti-trust regulators’ review of the competitive impact of proposed business transactions can be significantly complicated by the unique dynamics of an unsolicited or “hostile” takeover bid (a “hostile transaction”).  Among other things, parties can seek to use the process to obtain useful information and/or timing advantages to support its strategic objectives, and considerations about confidentiality take on a different dimension in the context of hostile transactions.

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