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The Australian Takeovers Panel, a
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of the
Australian Government The Australian Government, also known as the Commonwealth Government, is the national government of Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the ...
, is the primary
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n forum for resolving disputes about a
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during the bid period itself. The panel is a
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body, made up of part-time members from the Australian
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business
communities. Its head office is located in
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Melbourne
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Establishment and powers

The panel was established under section 171 of the
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act Australians, colloquially referred to as "Aussies", are the citizens, nationality, nationals and individuals associated with the country of Australia. Between 1788 and the Second World War, the vast majority of settlers and immigrants came ...
and is given various powers under Part 6.10 of the
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. The panel has a full-time executive base who assist its members, draft policy, and provide continuity to the panel in its decisions. The Takeovers Panel has three main powers: # to declare circumstances in relation to a takeover, or to the control of an Australian company, to be "unacceptable circumstances"; # to protect the rights of persons (especially target company shareholders) during a takeover bid and to ensure that a takeover bid proceeds (as far as possible) in a way that it would have proceeded if the unacceptable circumstances had not occurred; and # various review powers. The panel has similar peers in other
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London
Panel on Takeovers and Mergers The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, or more commonly The Takeover Panel, is the regulatory body charged with the administration of City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, The Takeover Code. It was set up in 1968 and is located in London, England. It ...
in the
UK
UK
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