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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

With oil markets again in free fall, Saudi Arabia and Russia have agreed to cut production, and industry experts expect that the rest of OPEC may soon follow suit....more

Funds Talk: May 2017 - The ‘Commercially Reasonable Efforts’ Standard as Defined by the Delaware Supreme Court

In its recent decision in The Williams Cos., Inc. v. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., et al., the Delaware Supreme Court offered guidance on the interpretation of the “commercially reasonable efforts” standard in a merger...more

National security reviews: A global perspective — Russian Federation

by White & Case LLP on

Russia targets 45 "strategic activities" that trigger a national review. The Government Commission on Control Over Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation (the Government Commission), which was established by the...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The latest on the AT&T/Time Warner deal, including its place in the “ambitious climb” of AT&T’s CEO, Randall Stephenson [NYTimes] and a conversation with one of the deal’s vocal political opponents, Sen. Al Franken....more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 12.9.15

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It’s already the strongest M&A year in history; why not add two iconic American brands to the mix? Dow Chemical and DuPont are reportedly in “advanced talks” to merge, creating a behemoth with combined sales of more than $90...more

Texas Takes Step Toward Approving Charter/TWC Cable Merger

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

With approval of their proposed merger pending in the FCC, Charter and TWC recently filed an application to amend service provider certifications of operating authority with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. On Friday,...more

Charter/Time Warner Tout Benefits, Seek Approval of Merger in State and Federal Filings

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Local Governments Can Protect Themselves and the Public By Filing Comments - Charter Communications, Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Advance/Newhouse Partnership recently filed a public interest statement with the FCC...more

Opportunity in FCC Review of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable Merger

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission has opened a proceeding to review the proposed merger announced in May between Charter Communications Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc., and the associated acquisition of Bright House...more

New Opportunities for California Arise from Mega Cable Merger

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In an earlier post, we talked about the FCC’s review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger heating up with more than 65,000 comments filed this week. Folks in California may be interested to know that the California Public...more

CPUC Review of Comcast-TWC Merger Gives Cities & Schools Opportunity to Improve Broadband Services

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The California Public Utilities Commission has decided to focus on the cost and availability of broadband services in its review of the proposed merger between the two largest cable and broadband providers in the state:...more

Communications Antitrust Advisory: SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI Merger Review Ends - Not with Bang, but with Whimper

Communications Antitrust Advisory: SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI Merger Review Ends - Not with Bang, but with Whimper

by Mintz Levin on

On January 30, 2005, SBC agreed to acquire AT&T. Two weeks later, on February 14, 2005, Verizon agreed to acquire MCI. After its investigation, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division ("DOJ" or "Antitrust Division")...more

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