Albert Birkner, Partner and Head of the M&A Practice Group at CHSH, is the editor of the newly published handbook on "Takeover Law".
Birkner and his team wrote the book primarily for practitioners who deal with takeover law in one capacity or another. It provides a systematic overview of the key issues faced during the course of a takeover. The book pays particular attention to the issues and problems which have been encountered in takeover situations in Austria.
Takeovers and measures taken to defend against planned takeovers are exceptional in every respect. This applies not only to the acquirers and the companies being acquired, but also to the corporate bodies, auditors, consultants, employees and last but not least, the shareholders of the target companies concerned. In spite of the relatively small size of the Austrian stock market when compared with other European countries, takeover law has received a lot of attention from both practitioners and academics alike.