Standard documents

This is a list of all standard documents published by PLC. All standard documents have links to related drafting notes and are regularly updated by PLC editors.

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Public Mergers and Acquisitions
Cash underpinning agreement: synopsis
Skeleton board minutes for pre-announcement bidder board meeting
Website notification: Takeover Code
Rule 20.2 request for information supplied to competing bidders
List of documents
Deed of irrevocable undertaking: synopsis
Board minutes of bidder: initiating compulsory acquisition procedure
Loan note instrument (share consideration)
Application to HMRC under the non-statutory clearance procedure
Heads of terms: UK public takeover
Takeover timetable
Director's statement of responsibility
Memorandum on directors' duties and responsibilities: takeovers
Board minutes of target: completion of compulsory acquisition procedure
Acceptance condition
Board minutes of bidder: completion of compulsory acquisition procedure
Compulsory acquisition procedure: list of documents
Skeleton press release for a securities exchange offer
Skeleton press release for a cash offer
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