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Companies Act 2006

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(1)The Panel must make rules giving effect to Articles 3.1, 4.2, 5, 6.1 to 6.3, 7 to 9 and 13 of the Takeovers Directive.

(2)Rules made by the Panel may also make other provision—

(a)for or in connection with the regulation of—

(i)takeover bids,

(ii)merger transactions, and

(iii)transactions (not falling within sub-paragraph (i) or (ii)) that have or may have, directly or indirectly, an effect on the ownership or control of companies;

(b)for or in connection with the regulation of things done in consequence of, or otherwise in relation to, any such bid or transaction;

(c)about cases where—

(i)any such bid or transaction is, or has been, contemplated or apprehended, or

(ii)an announcement is made denying that any such bid or transaction is intended.

(3)The provision that may be made under subsection (2) includes, in particular, provision for a matter that is, or is similar to, a matter provided for by the Panel in the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers as it had effect immediately before the passing of this Act.

(4)In relation to rules made by virtue of section 957 (fees and charges), functions under this section may be discharged either by the Panel itself or by a committee of the Panel (but not otherwise).

(5)In relation to rules of any other description, the Panel must discharge its functions under this section by a committee of the Panel.

(6)Section 1 (meaning of “company”) does not apply for the purposes of this section.

(7)In this section “takeover bid” includes a takeover bid within the meaning of the Takeovers Directive.

(8)In this Chapter “the Takeovers Directive” means Directive 2004/25/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

(9)A reference to rules in the following provisions of this Chapter is to rules under this section.

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