CodeWord Issue 12 - June 2004
In this issue
The Panel was required to appoint an independent expert for the purposes of rule 57 of the Code for the first time in March 2004.
The independent exp…
Three recent incidents have highlighted the meaning and importance of clause 20 of Schedule 2 of the Code (which contains the requirements of the targ…Read More
Restaurant Brands Limited received a takeover notice on Friday 14 May 2004 from King Win Laurel International Limited, a company based in Auckland.
The Panel has recently received queries about circumstances in which it might grant an exemption from the requirement for an independent adviser’s rep…Read More
The Panel recently considered an allegation of defensive tactics made by Rubicon Limited in relation to the actions, or inactions, of the directors of…Read More
The Panel recently granted an exemption which recognised the difficulties that can arise when a person has executive positions in both a bidder and a …Read More
Underwriting is an established feature of capital market activity in New Zealand which the Panel believes it should facilitate by appropriate exemptio…Read More
Although the Takeovers Panel is a Crown Entity with its offices in Wellington, it likes to keep in touch with the market and to hear market participan…Read More