Ed Batts

Ed Batts

DLA Piper

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Muddy employee incentive issues in a disappointing exit: 9 practical tips for public company acquirers

In mediocre payout situations, transaction proceeds are unlikely to give a substantial (if any) return to common stockholders, yet may be sufficient to at least return the initial investment, and perhaps a liquidation...more

4/2/2014 - Incentive Compensation Incentives Investors Preferred Shares Shareholders

Cybersecurity and the duty of care: a top 10 checklist for board members

Visibility on information security, including cybersecurity as well as physical security aspects, is increasingly permeating corporate life. The relatively new SEC requirements for public disclosure of cybersecurity...more

1/24/2014 - Board of Directors Compliance Corporate Governance Cybersecurity Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Duty of Care Public Disclosure SEC

Nine questions and answers about exclusive forum provisions for stockholder litigation

In light of Delaware case law developments over the past year, exclusive forum provisions are being increasingly adopted by public companies. What should you know about this complex but important area of corporate governance?...more

1/24/2014 - Compliance Forum Selection Clause Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

M&A, joint ventures and hidden landmines: the threatened blowout of the Apollo Tyres/Cooper Tires merger

In an unusual oral bench opinion, supplemented the following day with a Saturday letter to affected counsel, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III of the Delaware Chancery court has found that Apollo Tyre Limited, a US$39 billion...more

11/13/2013 - Breach of Contract China Joint Venture Manufacturers Mergers

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