Robert Saunders

Robert Saunders

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Insights: The Delaware Edition - May 2016

This issue focuses on important, developing areas of Delaware corporation law and deal litigation, including the Court of Chancery’s clarification of its evolving views about disclosure-based deal litigation settlements;...more

5/21/2016 - Acquisitions Aiding and Abetting Board of Directors Books & Records Buyouts Controlling Stockholders DE Supreme Court Demand Futility Derivative Suit Disclosure-Based Settlements Fiduciary Duty Financial Adviser Mergers Plainly Material Standard Pleadings Securities Litigation Shareholder Demands Shareholder Litigation Standard of Review

"Delaware Supreme Court Enhances Protections for Controlling Stockholder Buyouts"

In November 2015, the Delaware Supreme Court bolstered the protection afforded to majority or controlling stockholders seeking to buy out the minority, provided that the transaction is structured in accordance with the...more

5/19/2016 - Business Judgment Rule Buyouts Controlling Stockholders DE Supreme Court Going-Private Transactions Mergers Minority Shareholders Pleading Standards Standard of Review Summary Judgment

"Court of Chancery Addresses Fundamental Issues of Derivative Litigation"

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently issued a trio of notable opinions involving stockholder derivative actions. The opinions addressed fundamental issues of law such as whether particular kinds of stockholder claims are...more

5/19/2016 - Breach of Duty Business Judgment Rule Controlling Stockholders Demand Futility Derivative Suit Entire Fairness Standard Fiduciary Duty Mergers Shareholder Litigation Standard of Review Standing

"Delaware Supreme Court Reaffirms Important Protections for Corporate Directors"

A trio of opinions from the Delaware Supreme Court, each authored by Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr., has reaffirmed Delaware’s deference to the business judgment of disinterested corporate decision-makers and restored...more

10/23/2015 - Appeals Board of Directors Breach of Duty Business Judgment Rule DE Supreme Court Delaware General Corporation Law Directors Due Care Duty of Loyalty Entire Fairness Standard Exculpatory Clauses Fiduciary Duty Injunctions Judicial Review Mergers Motion to Dismiss Pleadings Revlon Shareholder Votes Vacated

Inside the Courts - An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators - May 2015 / Volume 7 / Issue 2

In This Issue: - U.S. Supreme Court: ..Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Indus. Pension Fund, 135 S. Ct. 1318 (4th Cir. Mar. 16, 2015) - Auditor Liability: ..In re Advanced Battery Techs.,...more

6/2/2015 - Auditors Books & Records CAFA Class Action Class Certification Derivative Suit Fiduciary Duty Justifiable Reliance Misrepresentation Omissions Pleading Standards Scienter SCOTUS Securities Fraud Settlements Statute of Limitations Statute of Repose Whistleblowers

"Delaware Continues to Influence US M&A"

A number of recent Delaware judicial and legislative developments will have important implications for parties engaging in or advising on M&A transactions in 2014 and beyond. Controlling Stockholder Transactions...more

1/23/2014 - Acquisitions Controlling Stockholders Corporate Governance Mergers Privatization Shareholder Litigation Transactional Attorneys

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