TSO has worked with The Takeover Panel to develop and launch the first fully digital version of the Takeover Code, which is now available at https://code.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.
Using our publishing technology platform, TSO has transformed the content into structured XML and published the Code as a website making it easier for users to navigate. The Code was previously published as a PDF.
TSO's publishing platform has been developed specifically to meet the needs of regulators and providers of best practice, standards and guidance. It transforms and manages master content in XML format, enabling streamlined updating, and enhanced presentation and search of regulations and codes of practice to improve usability.
The functions of the new Takeover Code website include navigation between provisions of the Code, pop-up boxes for defined terms, and tabs linking Rules with related Practice Statements. Individual Rules and sub-Rules can be downloaded in PDF format as well as the whole Code.
Ian Hart, Director General of The Takeover Panel said "The new digital Code enables our users for the first time to navigate seamlessly between provisions of the Code, which will provide for a significantly enhanced and more accessible user experience. Initial feedback from practitioners has been very positive. The team at TSO has delivered a top quality end product which puts The Takeover Panel at the forefront of modern takeover regulation."
Richard South, Managing Director of TSO said " We are delighted to have helped The Takeover Panel to build the new website which publishes the Takeover Code as structured HMTL, using a single source of accurate XML data to dramatically improve the experience of users. The Takeover Code is exactly the type of regulatory content that benefits from our approach to multi format publishing, making it easier for The Takeover Panel to update and easier for organisations to use."
The Takeover Panel is an independent body whose main functions are to issue adn administer the Takeover Code and to supervise and regulate takeover bids and merger transactions for companies which have their registered offices in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
The digital Code can be accessed from the Panel's existing website at https://www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk