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LAW7045 - Takeovers

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Mr Bruce Dyer / Mr Michael Hoyle


City Trimester 3 2007 (On-campus)


* The desirability of takeovers and the need for regulation.


Students who successfully complete this unit should:

offer for a proposed target company and provide
advice as to (a) the principal means by which a
takeover may be effected (and the advantages and
limitations of each alternative), (b) how to prepare for
and conduct the takeover, and (c) the defensive
strategies and tactics available to the target company
to oppose the takeover
in Australia including the respective roles and principal
powers of the Australian Securities and Investments
Commission, the Australian Stock Exchange Ltd, the
Takeovers Panel and the Australian Competition and
Consumer Commission, and the extent to which the
decisions of these bodies are subject to appeal or
concerning the desirability and effects of takeovers
and the regulation of takeovers
construe and apply a complex statutory scheme, are


Research paper (3,750 words): 50%
Take home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Contact hours



LAW4171 Corporations Law or LAW7277 Advanced Corporations Law or equivalent