Foreign Takeover Bids in China and the Netherlands

Foreign Takeover Bids in China and the Netherlands
  • A Comparative Study of its Legislative Design
  • Author(s): D. Du
  • ISBN Book: 978-94-6236-166-9, #1 edition
  • ISBN E-Book: 978-90-5931-789-5, #1 edition
  • Year of publication: 2020
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Foreign takeovers have triggered increasing vigilance of host governments, as foreign ownership is likely to be deemed a potential threat to local employment, strategic assets, economic network, high­tech competitiveness, and national security. Consequently, various countries have imposed different degrees of restriction on foreign investors.
The disparity that lies in the national rules regarding foreign takeovers implies that while companies in some countries are well shielded against foreign buyers, the policy toolkits available to protect local companies are likely to remain empty in other countries. Hence, recent years have witnessed an escalating increase in calls for a more reciprocal environment for cross­border takeovers.
Against this background, this book aims to investigate how national legislative designs react to the foreign takeover­related concerns in China and the Netherlands and accordingly propose several recommendations that may contribute to promoting a level playing field.

As a timely refection upon the increasingly protectionist national markets, this book will be interesting and inspiring for practitioners, academics, and policymakers in China, the EU and even beyond.

Information about the author(s)

Du Du is currently working at an Asia­-headquartered international law firm King & Wood Mallesons in Beijing, China. She completed her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing in 2013 and 2015, respectively. In 2016, she came to the Netherlands and worked as a PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and received the degree of doctor in July 2020.

Product specifications

Author(s) D. Du
ISBN Book 978-94-6236-166-9,#1 edition
ISBN E-Book 978-90-5931-789-5,#1 edition
Publication date 1 december 2020
Number of pages 360 Pages
Brand Eleven International Publishing
Subject(s) Business and Commercial Law
Language English

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