Lorenzo Corte

Lorenzo Corte

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"Activist Investing in Europe: A Special Report (September 2016)"

This report offers an overview of the state of activism in Europe, as well as country-specific profiles for the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, including information and commentary on noteworthy...more

10/19/2016 - Acquisitions Activist Investors Board of Directors Controlling Stockholders EU France Germany Italy Mergers Popular Proxy Contests Say-on-Pay Shareholder Activism Shareholder Rights Switzerland UK Unions Voting Rights

"European M&A: Multifunctional Stichtings"

The use of “stichtings,” or Dutch foundations, in the M&A context became more widely known outside of Europe in 2015 in connection with Mylan N.V.'s use of a Dutch poison pill defense against Teva's unsolicited offer. The...more

1/20/2016 - Business Assets Business Entities Cross-Border Transactions EU Mergers Netherlands Poison Pill Takeover Bids

"The Newfound Attractiveness of European M&A"

In 2014, Europe registered its highest levels of M&A deal activity since the financial crisis. Compared to 2013, overall European M&A activity climbed 40.5 percent to $901.4 billion (the highest value since 2008). Inbound...more

1/29/2015 - Corporate Sales Transactions EU Foreign Investment Merger Agreements

"The New Barbarians — Shareholder Activists Have Europe in Their Sights"

Shareholder activism has risen significantly since the start of the financial crisis, with global shareholder campaigns increasing by 62 percent since 2010. This growth is partially driven by activist hedge funds, reaping...more

1/29/2014 - EU Shareholder Activism Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

"UK Regulators to be Given Power to Break Up UK Banks"

The U.K. Government recently published the Financial Services (Banking) Reform Bill (the “Bill”) which implements the key recommendations of the U.K.’s Independent Commission on Banking (the “ICB”). The ICB was established in...more

3/19/2013 - EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Investment Funds Prudential Regulation Authority Ring-Fencing Small Credit Institutions

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