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Companies Act 2006

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1172.With the exception of Chapter 3 which restates, with amendments, Part 13A of the 1985 Act, the provisions in Part 28 are new. The principal body of provisions emerged from the consultation document, “Company Law – Implementation of the European Directive on Takeover Bids” published by the DTI in January 2005. Additionally, the CLR considered issues related to “squeeze-out” and “sell-out” (concerning the problems of, and for, residual minority shareholders following a successful takeover bid) in Chapter 11 and Annex B of “Completing the Structure” and presented their conclusions in Chapter 13 of the Final Report. Certain provisions in this Part have been developed in the light of these conclusions.

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