Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – Accelerated Share Repurchase
Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
Planning For The Exit – What’s Your Exit Strategy?
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – CFTC
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Questions CEOs and Board Members Should Be Asking Themselves About Tax Inversions
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – Derivative
Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups
After SoundCloud & Wunderlist: How Berlin plans to grow its startup scene
Hedge funds word of the day™ – Big Boy Letter
How Leading Philippine Companies are Using Bonds to Their Advantage
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – 10b5-1 Plan
Private Equity's Inversion Excursion: Pepper Hamilton Talks Tax With the Deal
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
Warning Signs that Signal You Might be Terminated from Your Job
How is Graphene Currently Used and What is the Hope for the Future?
A Conversation with Tim Gardner on Asia Restructirungs
What is Graphene? Fenwick Patent Attorney Has the Answer
A Conversation with Lindsay Chu on Asia Restructurings
Two Tips for Inventors Filing Patent Applications
In this issue:
- SEC Releases Strategic Plan for 2014–2018
- House Passes Bill H.R. 5405 “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act”
- FINRA Board Approves Several Rulemaking Items...more
As corporate counsel, you are well aware that the practice of creating, expanding, or reorganizing corporate entities and their subsidiaries is fraught with legal peril, both for your client and its officers and directors....more
With the Miami real estate market making a resurgence, there is a new rush for companies to come together in a joint venture to acquire real estate and develop projects. With the excitement of a new deal, the joint venture...more
Latham & Watkins co-hosted a senior level industry summit with ASIFMA in Hong Kong entitled "Maximizing Outcomes in Upcoming Restructurings." Latham & Watkins' partner David Heller shares insights from the summit....more
May 19, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Frank Aquila, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, tells Lee Pacchia that the recent uptick in deal activity has all the indications of an "M&A boom" in 2014. While the recent wave of transactions is...more
In a decision on March 7, 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery found RBC Capital Markets, LLC liable for aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty by the Board of Directors of Rural/Metro Corporation in connection with...more
On March 14, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the Court of Chancery’s 2013 decision in In re MFW Shareholders Litigation, holding that in going-private mergers where there is a controlling stockholder, the use of both...more
In a 91-page post-trial decision, Chancellor Travis Laster found RBC Capital Markets LLC (“RBC”) liable for aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with RBC’s role as a financial advisor in the 2011 $438...more
Delaware courts have increasingly shined a spotlight on what they consider to be conflicts of interest for sell-side financial advisors. On March 7th, the Delaware Chancery Court hit these conflicts with a laser beam. In a...more
Latham & Watkins partner Brad Faris explains the M&A term poison pill, an action taken by a company to make its equity less attractive to potential acquirers in order to prevent being acquired in a hostile takeover. For...more
Last year’s surge in MLP activity likely will continue as investors grow increasingly familiar with the structure and its benefits.
2013 was a year of unprecedented growth in the number of publicly traded MLPs, as well...more
When activist investors strike, there’s often a sequel, even if a company has worked to address their concerns.
Boards and managements are often tempted to consider a matter closed, once they have engaged with an...more
James D. Rosener, Pepper partner and head of the firm's International Practice Group and managing partner of the New York office, was recently featured at The Deal Economy 2014 conference in New York and participated in their...more
As widely reported, the aggregate dollar volume of venture financings held fairly steady from Q2 2013 to Q3 2013 (see, e.g., Venture Capital Valuation and Trends from PitchBook, Q4 2013). An analysis of transactions in which...more
Chicago-based partner Cathy Birkeland explains why companies might choose the dual track Mergers and Acquisition (private confidential auction process) and Initial Public Offering process over single track.
Last June, Congressman Bill Huizenga introduced H.R. 2274 which would amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide for a notice-filing registration procedure for brokers performing services in connection with the...more
These publications will cover the key decisions from the Takeovers Panel and break them down to highlight the key implications and learning points relevant to you.
The Briefing Notes will all feature practical takeaway...more
- Regulatory Updates:
CFTC Adopts “Substituted Compliance” Approach for Registered Investment Companies that are Commodity Pools; SEC’s Final Rules on General Solicitation and Bad Actor Disqualification for Investment...more
M&A Corporate Governance: Oversight of the Board’s Financial Advisors -
Recent decisions in the Delaware Court of Chancery highlight the need for increased oversight of financial advisors by corporations engaging in...more
As the fog of the recent economic recession continues to lift, many community banks that have weathered the storm are shifting from a defensive-minded strategy to an offensive one, which in many cases focuses on the...more
I. Confidentiality Agreements And Their Effects Are Evolving -
A confidentiality agreement (also sometimes called a non-disclosure agreement or “NDA”) is typically the first stage for the due diligence process in a...more
In this lengthy memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery dismissed claims relating to a series of complex transactions in which a hedge fund, previously organized as a private limited partnership, was converted by its...more
This memorandum outlines certain considerations associated with the acquisition of different levels of ownership of a U.S. company, including some of the approaches used in determining such “ownership”:
- Sections 13...more
Investors Plead Guilty to Rig Bids at New Jersey Municipal Tax Auctions
by Frank L. Brunetti on October 3, 2013
Two financial investors who purchased municipal tax liens pleaded guilty today for their roles in a...more
Significant levels of accumulated cash have well-positioned many companies to pursue merger and acquisition activity. Potential acquirors and other transaction participants should be aware, in advance of entering into an...more
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