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Mergers and acquisition law: the need for harmonization in ASEAN

Ambaras Khan, Mushera Bibi and Abdul Ghani Azmi, Ida Madieha and Abdul Rahman, Nasarudin and Zakaria, Mohd Radhuan Arif (2017) Mergers and acquisition law: the need for harmonization in ASEAN. In: International Conference on Law and Society 6 (ICLAS 6), 4th-7th April 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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The topic of mergers and acquisitions continues to receive significant attention from both academic and practical perspectives. The growing incidence of company takeovers, especially cross-border, raises significant policy concerns. The sustainability of companies domestically and globally has thus become a major concern. There is a dire need for law to offer an avenue to allow an efficient and competitive environment for mergers and acquisition of companies. Cross-border mergers and acquisition activities have also increased in the current years, with a greater share of ASEAN firms in total acquisitions. With the introduction of ASEAN common market, ASEAN countries are now a more open, transparent and convenient investment regime which facilitate international trade and foreign investment. A comprehensive and effective legal framework for mergers and acquisitions is imperative to support the burgeoning of mergers and acquisitions as a result of the liberalization of the trade and services in the ASEAN countries. This paper suggest that harmonization of the law is inevitable in order to support the growing of mergers and acquisitions in the region. This paper suggests that a more consistent and uniform frameworks are needed to reduce restrictive regulations which may inhibit the mergers and acquisition deals in the ASEAN.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 1652/54049
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal, ASEAN, Harmonization
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Mushera Ambaras Khan
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2018 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54049

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