Allison Handy

Allison Handy

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Proxy Access Update—Director of SEC Division of Corporation Finance Remarks on Decision to Suspend No-Action Relief Based on Rule...

On February 10, 2015, Keith Higgins, Director of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance, provided his informal views (available here) on the Division’s controversial decision to “express no views” on the application of...more

2/13/2015 - Mary Jo White No-Action Relief Proxy Access Rule Rule 14a-8 SEC Securities Exchange Act Shareholder Proposals Whole Foods

Delaware Chancery Court Applies M&F Worldwide Six-Factor Test in Private Company Freeze-Out Merger and Grants Motion to Dismiss...

In a bench ruling in Swomley v. Schlecht, C.A. No. 9355-VCL (Del. Ch. Aug. 27, 2014), the Delaware Chancery Court relied on the six-factor test set out in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp., 88 A.3d 635 (Del. 2014), to dismiss a...more

9/25/2014 - Business Judgment Rule Controlling Stockholders Dismissals Freeze-Out Mergers Privately Held Corporations

M&F Worldwide: Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Business Judgment Review In Controlling Stockholder Transaction

When a controlling stockholder’s buyout of a company has been challenged by minority stockholders, Delaware courts have generally subjected the transaction to entire fairness review, the most rigorous standard of review in...more

3/26/2014 - Business Judgment Rule Controlling Stockholders MFW Minority Shareholders Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

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