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The board's duties in a takeover

Any misstep could create a false market, or result in a director incurring personal liability or damage to his reputation.

WHEN news of a potential takeover of a listed company breaks, shareholders and the public would usually look first to the board's response to the takeover offer.

Directors owe fiduciary duties to act in the best interests of the company, and this often means having proper regard for the...

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