John Lyons

John Lyons

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"Federal Trade Commission Loses Challenge to Steris-Synergy Deal"

On September 24, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio denied the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) bid to enjoin Steris Corporation (Steris) from acquiring its alleged potential competitor, Synergy...more

9/28/2015 - Acquisitions Competition FTC Horizontal Mergers Mergers The Clayton Act TRO

"After Long Debate, FTC Issues Only General Principles Regarding Section 5"

On August 13, 2015, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued formal guidance on Section 5 enforcement consisting of a general statement of principles1 to guide application of its authority to challenge “unfair methods...more

8/24/2015 - Antitrust Provisions Competition FTC Public Policy Rule-of-Reason Analysis Section 5 Sherman Act Standalone Authority The Clayton Act The FTC Act Unfair Competition

"Delaware Court of Chancery Decision Clarifies Fiduciary Issues in Insolvent Company Context"

The Court of Chancery of Delaware recently issued a noteworthy decision clarifying fiduciary duties and confirming business judgment rule protection for board-level business strategy decisions by directors of insolvent...more


Overview of ABI Commission Report and Recommendation on the Reform of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

The last major revision to U.S. business reorganization laws occurred in 1978. Since then, companies’ capital structures have become more complex and rely more heavily on leverage, including secured debt in particular; their...more

12/24/2014 - Bankruptcy Code Bankruptcy Reform Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy

"FTC Continues Vigorous Section 5 Enforcement"

On July 21, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) accepted a consent agreement, subject to final approval, to settle charges with two Internet resellers of Universal Product Code (UPC) barcodes accused of...more

7/23/2014 - Consent Agreements Enforcement Enforcement Actions FTC Internet

"FTC Wins Action to Block Hospital-Physician Group Merger"

On the heels of a string of successfully litigated hospital merger challenges, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently expanded its winning streak in the health care industry to include hospital acquisitions of physician...more

2/3/2014 - FTC Hospitals Mergers The Clayton Act

"Enforcement of Make-Whole Provisions in Bankruptcy: The Importance of Careful Drafting"

Indentures typically contain provisions that offer protection to bondholders and borrowers in the event of early repayment of or, in some instances, default on the loan. This includes make-whole provisions, which...more

1/28/2014 - Bonds Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy Contract Drafting Ipso Facto Clauses Make-Whole Doctrine

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