Takeover Law in the New Era of Globalisation: A UK and China Perspective


Corporate takeovers are increasingly common in China, as they provide an efficient method for competition, consolidation, and restructuring. China has come to embrace takeovers as a market practice and is seeking directions for further reform in its law, regulatory model, and banking system. Researchers and policy-makers are currently developing options in response to these needs and this seminar will focus on the policy choices for China by looking, in particular, at the frameworks of the UK Takeover Code and the EU Takeover Directive.
The Exeter-Tsinghua workshop will address this important international issue, bringing together an array of experts for a series of panel discussions. The principal organiser of the visit, Dr Joseph Lee from Exeter Law School, is a specialist in company and commercial law who regularly provides advice to central banks and government agencies and gives training to the judiciary.
The workshop will provide a framework for discussion around the lessons China can learn from the UK and EU models, before looking at how China might adapt these models to suit the specific challenges presented by takeover law in the country. Four panels on different aspects of takeover law will be held throughout the day, with contributions from members of the Tsinghua Law School, industry experts and other invited academics. A full programme for the event, as well as profiles for the speakers, can be found here.
08.30-09.00 Registration
09.00-09.20 Introduction
09.20-10.30 Panel I: The Allocation of risks between offeror and target in UK takeover law
11.00-12.00 Panel II: Disclosure rules and the enforcement of the rules in takeovers
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Panel III:  Takeovers and Finance
14.00-15.00 Panel IV: Takeovers and Competition Law
15.30-16.30 Panel Discussion and Q & A
16.30-17.00  Networking
About the Organisers  
The University of Exeter and Tsinghua University, which frequently ranks in the world’s top fifty in the QS and THE university world rankings, have a long history of working together. Over the last four years the Tsinghua Exeter Fellowship has seen the two Universities addressing a range of global challenges together. The Fellowship provides grants to develop joint research projects and support collaborative working resulting collaborations becoming increasingly common.Key Speakers (please click each name to find more) 


The event aims to draw academics from leading universities in Beijing, practitioners and lawyers in commercial law, policy makers, professional associations, students and alumni of Tsinghua and Exeter University, etc. as participants and audience.
If you are interested in chairing a panel or being a commentator exchanging views with academics and lawyers, you are welcome to participate in this event. Please feel free to contact Rongmin.Qin@cbbc.org.cn or call 0 (10) 8525 1111 ext. 356 or 159 0118 8757 for further details as early as possible. Availability is to be confirmed.
We sincerely welcome you to join us in this event as audience. To register, please reply to W.Yang@exeter.ac.uk or call 0 (10) 8525 1111 ext. 326 or 150 1154 2369 before 19th of May.
Notes: The event is mainly in Chinese. Simultaneous interpretation is available.




Tsinghua University and University of Exeter

Event Details

Start date: 2017-05-20

Start time: 08:30 a.m.

End time: 17:00

Venue: School of Law, Tsinghua University

Directions: School of Law, Tsinghua University, No. 30 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing 北京市海淀区双清路30号 清华大学法学院

Phone: (010) 8525 1111 ext.326; (010) 8525 1111 ext.356

Email: W.Yang@exeter.ac.uk; Rongmin.Qin@cbbc.org.cn

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