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Who, writes the rules for hostile takeovers, and why? The peculiar divergence of US and UK takeover regulation

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Hostile takeovers are commonly thought to play a key role in rendering managers accountable to dispersed shareholders in the "Anglo-American " system of corporate governance. Yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to the very significant differences in takeover regulation between the two most prominent jurisdictions. In the United Kingdom, defensive tactics by target managers are prohibited, whereas Delaware law gives U.S. managers a good deal of room to maneuver. Existing accounts o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty, Law and Finance
Role:
Author
Journal:
GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL
Volume:
95
Issue:
6
Pages:
1727-1794
Publication date:
2007-08-05
ISSN:
0016-8092
URN:
uuid:7bec52e1-6e72-46a7-b33b-0c9a5b4351e9
Source identifiers:
478495
Local pid:
pubs:478495

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