Following the unsolicited takeover bid on Akzo Nobel by its US rival PPG, former ING CEO Jan Hommen proposed a plan that would give companies time to reflect such bids.
Asked by CFO.nl to comment on this proposal, Leo Groothuis said he's in favour of creating "peace and quiet. But," he added: "What I miss in this debate, is the question whether there's a need for new protection rules. Are companies using all options already on the table to protect themselves?" Read the interview here (available in Dutch).