Thomas Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"M&A Activity Jumps to Levels Unseen Since Before Global Financial Crisis"

Global M&A activity jumped in 2014, with over 40,000 tracked transactions totaling approximately $3.5 trillion in value. This represents the biggest year for M&A since 2007, the last year before the impact of the global...more

2/3/2015 - Complex Corporate Transactions Global Economy Hostile Takeover Private Equity Regulatory Standards Shareholder Activism

"Insights Focus: Key Observations for Directors and Senior Executives"

Although Insights is intended to cover a wide range of issues, there are a number of topics we believe will be of particular interest to directors and senior corporate executives. Below is an introduction to these topics and...more

1/29/2015 - Board of Directors C-Suite Executives Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance Cybersecurity Directors Fiduciary Duty Proxy Access Rule Regulatory Standards Risk Management Shareholder Activism Shareholders

"Delaware Court of Chancery Recognizes Potential Benefits of Shareholder Rights Plans in Addressing Shareholder Activism"

William F. Ruprecht, et al., and Sotheby’s, which, in essence, recognized that a board of directors could adopt a shareholder rights plan as a reasonable response to a threat posed by an activist shareholder....more

5/13/2014 - Board of Directors Corporate Governance Shareholder Activism Shareholder Litigation Shareholders Sothebys

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