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This guide provides an introduction to certain of the UK legal and regulatory requirements which would apply to a takeover of a UK public company. It is divided into three parts:

  • Part I provides a brief overview of some of the key requirements of the City Code on
    Takeovers and Mergers which the directors should bear in mind at all times;
  • Part II sets out an overview of the bid process and the legal and regulatory framework
    surrounding takeover offers in the UK; and
  • Part III focuses on a director's responsibilities in the context of a takeover