Chapter 2

The Regulatory Environment


Considerable time is devoted to discussing the prenotification and disclosure requirements of current takeover legislation and how decisions are made within the key securities law and antitrust enforcement agencies. The chapter also reviews in some detail the effectiveness of recent changes made to insider trading laws, revisions made to intellectual property guidelines, circumstances under which antitrust regulators will intervene, the impact of antitrust actions on firm value, and expanded powers granted the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US in 2018. Furthermore, the implications of the Dodd-Frank bill passed in 2010 and its subsequent revision in 2018 are discussed. Also addressed are ...

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