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Centre of East Asian Law

Takeover Law in the UK, US and China: A Comparative Analysis and Recommendations for Chinese Takeover Law Reform

Dr Xiaofan Wang

Date: 3 December 2013Time: 12:00 PM

Finishes: 3 December 2013Time: 1:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: 116

Type of Event: 0

Series: SOAS Centre for East Asian Law Early Researcher Law Lecture Series 2013/14

Synopsis
It is widely acknowledged that any transplant of foreign law is subject to the local political and economic conditions. There are significant economic and political differences between China and the UK and the US, so it is interesting to see if either the UK or US model is suitable for Chinese takeover law.  The paper outlines the main details of Chinese takeover law based on a comparative examination between UK and US takeover law. Dr Wang’s aim is not to assess which is the better model but rather to identify the main differences between these two mature legal systems.  To end the paper explains why these UK/US differences exist and their potential implications for Chinese takeover law reform.

About the speaker
Dr Xiaofan Wang is a recent PhD graduate in takeover law in the UK, US and China at Salford University, UK. She obtained an LLM in International Business Law from the University of Manchester and a Masters of Law at Xiamen University in China. She previously worked for the British government assisting in developing UK domestic businesses to expand into high-growth markets and promote business collaboration between the UK and China.  

Organiser: Sanzhu Zhu/Mimi Ajibade