Known as the City Code, the Takeover Code or the Blue Book. A set of statutory rules and general principles in relation to all offers and other transactions to which the Code applies. The Code rules and general principles regulate the conduct of UK public takeovers, as well as certain takeovers where there is a shared jurisdiction between the UK and other EEA countries. The Code is administered by the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (www.practicallaw.com/4-107-6959).
For further information, see the website of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (www.practicallaw.com/9-106-5760) and for know-how on the Takeover Code Rules, see Practice note, Takeover Code know-how: index (www.practicallaw.com/4-384-3897).