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Squeeze out Litigation isn’t just for the Rich, Famous and Camouflaged

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Law360 recently reported that the creators of Duck Dynasty were in litigation with the Hollywood production company to whom they sold a controlling interest. The suit alleges the new control group was vilifying the original...more

HSR and Interlocking Directorate Thresholds Announced for 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

On 19 January 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the annual jurisdictional adjustments for premerger notification filings made pursuant to Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...more

June 2016: Antitrust Litigation Update

DOJ Antitrust Division Annual Update. On April 8, 2016, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice issued its 2016 Spring Update. The update highlights recent developments and trends in the Division’s...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 6.9.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Breakingviews on the generally disregarded human side of all of the merger mania of late—from the uncertainty over job losses to the potentially unsettling reality of new management...more

The IAAF – Corruption and Blackmail in Track and Field

by Thomas Fox on

I am back from a lovely week in Venice, with my new Matt Kelly imposed nickname of ‘FCPA-nerd’. One thing is certain when you go on vacation, the world of international bribery and corruption will continue unabated. Last week...more

Gaming M&A season just started!

by DLA Piper on

The announcement of the integration between SNAI and Cogemat/Cogetech is just the beginning of a season of major acquisitions in gaming sector.  But what is the right approach to enter into a new market or consolidate the...more

Insolvency in the Fashion Retail Sector: Understanding and managing the risks of an insolvent acquisition

by DLA Piper on

Opportunity Arises Out of Adversity - The recent global financial crisis has seen consumers tighten their belts and the retail industry as a whole has faced increasing pressure. Profits warnings have peppered the...more

I’m Ready For My Close-Up: SEC Puts The Focus On Moviemaker Over Hostile Takeover Maneuvers

In a story right out of the movies, complete with “poison pills” and “white squires,” the SEC announced on March 13, 2014 that motion picture company Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation settled charges that it failed to...more

Ownership Of Competitive Franchise Systems: Risks And Rewards

by DLA Piper on

Franchise systems have been, and continue to be, sought-after investment and acquisition targets. As a result of this, the demand for ownership of franchise systems often exceeds supply. In fact, there has been almost a...more

Be on guard or pay the price

by Alan Wernick on

Imagine a business that hires an employee who brings with him computer programs he wrote for his prior employer, which he offers for use at his new employer. The new employer incorporates and uses those computer programs in...more

IP in (Canadian) Business Transactions

by Stuart Ash on

A good understanding of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) transferred or licensed in a commercial transaction is fundamental in ensuring that the intellectual property dealt with in the transaction is properly...more

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