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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan Peaks: The Use of Schemes of Arrangement to Effect Change of Control Transactions 3rd ed isbn 9780987519108

Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan Peaks: The Use of Schemes of Arrangement to Effect Change of Control Transactions 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780980334654
New Edition ISBN: 9780987519108
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate & Taxation Law
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Since the first edition was published in 2004, there have been significant policy and technical developments in the use of schemes of arrangement to effect change of control transactions in Australia.

This long awaited second edition contains a new, comprehensive review of the law and practice, as well as a discussion of the policy debate. It includes chapters on the following topics:-

  • The scheme procedure
  • The scheme approval process
  • The regulatory landscape: acquiring widely held Australian companies
  • The principal scheme documents
  • Classes, interests and equality of opportunity in schemes
  • Deal protection devices
  • The role of schemes of arrangement
  • Other transactions by way of scheme
  • The early history and Parliament's approach
  • Interpretation and application of s411(17)
  • The overseas experience in various following jurisdictions
  • Passing up Everest: in defence of schemes of arrangement
  • Schemes: the future