Scheming, Away From the Court: Proposed Changes to Corporate Control Transactions in Australia

    View Author April 2022

    The Australian government is consulting on a proposal to expand the role the Takeovers Panel plays in control transactions, with an aim of reducing the time and costs of mergers and acquisitions. The proposal includes options for the Takeovers Panel to regulate control transactions by scheme of arrangement. This article considers the proposed reforms and whether judicial oversight of control transactions by scheme is preferable.