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Towns Under Siege, edited by partners Tony Damian and Clayton James, is a leading book on developments in the law and practice of Australian takeovers and schemes.

Towns Under Siege features contributions from the Takeovers Panel, ASIC and experienced practitioners from Herbert Smith Freehills.

The book addresses a wide range of topical issues in takeovers including the role of the target board in responding to a hostile bid, shareholder activism, class actions in takeovers and the foreign investment regime.


About the authors

Tony Damian

Tony is widely regarded as one of Australia's leading M&A lawyers. Tony has a track record of helping clients achieve their goals in the most complex and significant transactions. For over 25 years, Tony has assisted clients by providing strategic and practical advice.

Clayton James

Clayton is a partner in the Herbert Smith Freehills Corporate team. He advises on private equity and venture capital transactions, public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets deals.

How to purchase a copy

Cost: $100 (inc. GST) plus $15.95 postage (Australia). 

Copies of the book can be purchased here: 

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For any questions in relation to purchasing the book, please contact Laura Elliott or Amanda Puskaric.

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Tony Damian

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