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Comparative Takeover Regulation
Global and Asian Perspectives

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Umakanth Varottil, Wai Yee Wan, Afra Afsharipour, Paul Davies, Vikramaditya Khanna, Emma Armson, Johannes W. Fedderke, Marco Ventoruzzo, Robin Hui Huang, Juan Chen, Dan W. Puchniak, Masafumi Nakahigashi, Hyeok-Joon Rho, Claire Te-fang Chu, David C. Donald, Mushera Ambaras Khan
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  • Date Published: February 2019
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108707268

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  • While Western economies generally display dispersed shareholding in listed companies, Asian economies commonly have concentrated shareholding also in publicly listed companies. The principal analysis in Comparative Takeover Regulation relates to the role of takeover regulation in different economies. In the Asian context, the nature of takeover regulation may necessitate a different approach, with greater emphasis on the mandatory bids and disclosure of substantial shareholding. The likelihood of hostile takeovers will be minimal. It is these differences among various jurisdictions that strike at the heart of Varottil and Wan's new work. Ideal for educational institutions that teach corporate law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as for law firms, corporate counsel and other practitioners, Comparative Takeover Regulation provides students and scholars with brand new analysis of this increasingly important field of study.

    • · Focuses on the increasingly important subject of Asian markets, providing new resources for a growing audience interested in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions in Asia · Uses a broader global context as a basis for the book's comparative analysis on the various Asian jurisdictions with the more well-known Western jurisdictions and the takeover regulation discourse that arises from it · Discusses various highly topical areas of practice and development, many of which have not been previously examined, shedding new light on takeover practice in Asian countries that will appeal to both practitioners and policymakers
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Wai Yee Wan and Umakanth Varottil have done an invaluable service by collecting a comparative study of Asian takeover law as well as a volume which examines the theoretical underpinnings of takeover law itself. The essays are practical while also providing a thorough and intelligent study of the variety of Asian takeover law. Practitioners will find this volume an invaluable resource while academics in this area will find that this is the 'must read' book for use in their research.' Steven Davidoff Solomon, University of California, Berkeley and The Deal Professor for The New York Times

    'Comparative Takeover Regulation: Global and Asian Perspectives is a welcome addition to the study of comparative takeover regulation. The chapters in the collection are theoretically and empirically informed and clearly advance our understanding of takeover regulation in multiple Asian jurisdictions. In particular, the chapters in the collection provide a very useful analysis of the nature and operation of takeover regulation in the jurisdictions covered in the book, and provide real insight into varied drivers and effects of regulatory transplants in these jurisdictions. The chapters in the book will quickly find their way onto takeover regulation reading lists.' David Kershaw, London School of Economics and Political Science

    'A pathfinding international collaboration on a map for the uncharted territory of takeover regulation in Asia, this book demonstrates comparative corporate law scholarship at its best, displaying, with a high degree of sensitivity and sophistication, the subtle interplay among law, politics and economics. It will surely serve as an indispensable stepping stone for those who aspire to grasp regulatory issues on takeovers in major Asian jurisdictions from a global and systematic perspective.' Kon Sik Kim, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Seoul National University School of Law

    'This book is bound to become a standard reference for readers interested in comparative takeover regulation, as it provides a better understanding about M&A in Asia. It poses intriguing questions for scholars and practitioners, such as how Asian countries differ from their Western peers, and how transplantation has led to a wealth of variations. This fascinating volume addresses them by delineating the takeover dynamics in eight Asian jurisdictions, and provides us with a series of compelling answers. Through joint efforts, not only are nuances and evolutions explained convincingly, but also the legal origins analysis is put under reconsideration.' Guo Li, Professor and Vice Dean, Peking University Law School

    '… destined to become both a useful reference source for practitioners and scholars who work in the area of takeover regulation, as well as a source of inspiration for further research in this increasingly important area of regulation in Asia.' Andrew Godwin, Australian Journal of Asian Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108707268
    • dimensions: 230 x 151 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 25 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theoretical and Empirical Understanding of Takeover Regulation:
    1. Comparative takeover regulation: the background to connecting Asia and the West Umakanth Varottil and Wai Yee Wan
    2. Deal structure and minority shareholders Afra Afsharipour
    3. The transactional scope of takeover law in comparative perspective Paul Davies
    4. A comparative analysis of the regulation of squeeze outs and going private transactions Vikramaditya Khanna
    5. Assessing the performance of takeover panels: a comparative study Emma Armson
    6. The biases of an 'unbiased' optional takeovers regime: the mandatory bid threshold as a reverse drawbridge Johannes W. Fedderke and Marco Ventoruzzo
    Part II. Asian Jurisdictions:
    7. Takeover regulation in China: striking a balance between takeover contestability and shareholder protection Robin Hui Huang and Juan Chen
    8. The enigma of hostile takeovers in Japan: bidder beware Dan W. Puchniak and Masafumi Nakahigashi
    9. M&As in Korea: continuing concern for minority shareholders Hyeok-Joon Rho
    10. Takeover laws and practices in Taiwan: recent developments and future prospects Claire Te-fang Chu
    11. The nature of the market for corporate control in India Umakanth Varottil
    12. Evolutionary development in Hong Kong of transplanted UK-origin takeover rules David C. Donald
    13. Legal transplantation of UK-style takeover regulation in Singapore Wai Yee Wan
    14. The regulation of takeovers and mergers in Malaysia Mushera Ambaras Khan
    15. Concluding observations and the future of comparative takeover regulation Umakanth Varottil and Wai Yee Wan.

  • Editors

    Umakanth Varottil, National University of Singapore
    Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border investments. While his work is generally comparative in nature, he focuses particularly on India and Singapore. He has co-authored two books on Singapore law and practice, published articles in international journals and founded the Indian Corporate Law personal website. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

    Wai Yee Wan, Singapore Management University
    Wai Yee Wan is Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University. Immediately prior to joining academia, she was a partner at a local law firm, where she practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions as well as equity capital markets. Her main areas of research are in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and securities regulation. She has published widely in journals, including the Journal of Corporate Law Studies, the Journal of Business Law, Company and Securities Law Journal and Lloyds' Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. She has co-authored Mergers and Acquisitions in Singapore: Law and Practice (with Umakanth Varottil, 2013).


    Umakanth Varottil, Wai Yee Wan, Afra Afsharipour, Paul Davies, Vikramaditya Khanna, Emma Armson, Johannes W. Fedderke, Marco Ventoruzzo, Robin Hui Huang, Juan Chen, Dan W. Puchniak, Masafumi Nakahigashi, Hyeok-Joon Rho, Claire Te-fang Chu, David C. Donald, Mushera Ambaras Khan

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