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Proposed Abolishment of Control Premiums in Public Tender Offers

In the context of a major change of the Swiss law on insider trading, market abuse and similar practices, the Federal Council has proposed an amendment of the minimum price rules in public tender offers. If adopted, the new rules will abolish the possibility to pay a control premium to controlling shareholders ahead of a public tender offer. This article summarises the proposed new rules and puts them into context.