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2016 Herbert Smith Freehills Guides to Takeovers and Schemes of Arrangement

27 January 2016 | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Guides – By Rodd Levy and Andrew Rich

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The 2016 editions of the Herbert Smith Freehills Guides to Takeovers and Schemes of Arrangement have been launched.

These new editions incorporate the various developments in the law, market practice and deal technology since the previous editions of the guides were released in 2013.

The Herbert Smith Freehills Guide to Takeovers

The Herbert Smith Freehills Guide to Takeovers is a guide to making, or responding to, a takeover bid for an Australian public company.

The topics covered include:

  • Legislative framework
  • Preparing for a takeover
  • Takeover bid versus scheme of arrangement
  • Structuring the offer
  • Bid documentation and procedure and indicative timetable
  • Takeover defence
  • Disclosure of shareholdings
  • Dispute resolution
  • Alternatives to formal takeover bids

To download a copy click here

The Herbert Smith Freehills Guide to Scheme of Arrangement

The Herbert Smith Freehills Guide to Schemes of Arrangement is a guide to the use of schemes of arrangement as a means of acquiring an Australian public company.

The topics covered include:

  • what is a scheme of arrangement?
  • what can a scheme of arrangement be used for?
  • key documents required in a scheme of arrangement
  • deal protection mechanisms
  • the scheme of arrangement procedure
  • scheme of arrangement versus takeover bid
  • legislative framework
  • indicative timetable

To download a copy click here.

More information

For further information contact Rodd Levy and Andrew Rich.

To request a hard copy of either of the guides, please contact Belinda Anderson on +61 2 9322 4306 or at belinda.anderson@hsf.com.