On 10 April 2009 the Ministry of Finance submitted for consultation a proposal to amend the Exemption Decree Takeover Bids FMSA. Under the proposed amendment a new exemption from the obligation to make a public bid would be introduced. It would apply where a new member joins an existing alliance and the existing members were not subject to the mandatory bid provisions (section 5:70 subsection 1 FMSA) at the time that they came into force. The deadline for responding to the consultation document was 11 May 2009.

Consultation Exemption Decree Takeover Bids (in Dutch)