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Dutch takeover law sympathetic, but risks bureaucracy, arbitrariness and discounts

Tuesday 21 February 2017 | 11:40 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
The Dutch government has proposed legislation giving it the right to block takeovers of essential infrastructure or services. An investigation would be launched if the bidding party was suspected of links to criminal activity, showed signs of financial instability or lacked a transparent ownership structure. The subject of the takeover would have to be of significant scale (for example, at least 1 million customers or a 30 percent market share). An investigation could also be triggered after the takeover is a fact, if the new owner shows signs of problems. The proposal is open for public

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