Read Mergers & Acquisitions Law updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Yahoo's $30 Million May Be 'Underpay' for Summly's D'Aloisio
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
Heinz's Lawyer: Inside the Berkshire/3G Deal
Virgin Media's Lawyer on Liberty Global Deal
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Law Firm Bankruptcies Present Lessons for Distressed Businesses with Human Capital
This Daily Journal article analyzes the United States Supreme Court decision of Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc, which held that a state's grant of general corporate powers to government entities...more
On August 15, 2012, Chief Administrative Law Judge Bill Thompson issued his long-awaited SRLY ruling, holding that an Alabama consolidated group was entitled to carry forward certain net operating losses (“NOLs”) incurred...more
The United States Supreme Court issued a decision limiting antitrust immunity for state-sanctioned conduct. The Court unanimiously overturned the Eleventh Circuit's ruling allowing Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. to acquire...more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced higher reporting thresholds for pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 11, 2013. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised thresholds for...more
On Jan. 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission made its annual announcement of revisions to thresholds that determine whether companies must abide by the pre-merger filing and waiting period requirements set forth in the...more
Transactions closing as of February 11 will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds.
On January 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will raise the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more
Although human resources professionals are not always recognized for their efforts during a corporate acquisition, the work which they do behind the scenes can often make the difference between an acquisition succeeding or...more
Conversion can be a sensitive subject for some. In California, corporate conversions are a relatively new phenomenon, having made their first appearance with legislation enacted in 2002 (SB 399 (Ackerman)). The General...more
On November 28, 2012, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued the reasons for the decision it had made following a hearing to consider an application made by Inmet Mining Corporation for certain relief in...more
Many due diligence reviews in mergers, acquisitions and investments have ignored the issue of independent contractor (IC) misclassification liability. This is a difficult exposure to identify unless the legal team digs below...more
In a recent decision, the Federal Aviation Administration's ("FAA") Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition ("ODRA") sustained a protest challenging the intent to award single source contract because, according to ODRA,...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the unclassified version of its annual report to Congress for transactions notified to CFIUS during the calendar year 2011. Most notably, the...more
The upcoming 2013 proxy season will likely be impacted by new policies issued by proxy advisers, as well as shareholder activists taking advantage of previously adopted rules, rather than by recent legislative or rulemaking...more
What better way to kick off 2013 than with kind of a big deal!
eOne just announced this morning that the Competition Bureau will not stand in the way of its planned acquisition of Alliance Films....more
In the wake of bank failures, some institutions have acquired failed bank assets, including loans, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Such institutions should exercise caution when collecting on consumer loans...more
Monumental US$15.1 billion acquisition results in the largest foreign acquisition by a Chinese company to date.
On December 7, the Canadian government approved the acquisition of Calgary, Alberta–based petroleum company...more
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently held a workshop to discuss the effects of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on innovation and competition....more
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- Spilman Member Speaks at National Environmental Conference
- Statoil Acquires 70k Acres in Marcellus...more
On December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly presented the “Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Activities Workshop.” This publicly-held workshop signaled a recognition by...more
The Turkish government’s agenda for development is one of the most ambitious in the world. Combined with investor friendly changes in the market, including a new investment incentive regime and new regulation enhancing...more
Last August, the Department of Corporations approved the acquisition of Instagram, Inc. by Facebook, Inc. following a fairness hearing. See DOC Calls It Fair. According to this Los Angeles Times story by Salvador Rodriguez,...more
When Duke Energy first approached Progress Energy about a potential merger in early 2011, Duke CEO James E. Rogers assured Progress CEO William D. Johnson that he was willing to take the position of executive chairman and...more
On Friday, December 7th, the Canadian Government approved two controversial takeovers of Canadian companies under the Investment Canada Act, Canada’s foreign investment review legislation: the acquisition of oil and gas...more
On December 7, 2012, the Canadian Minister of Industry announced decisions under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to allow acquisitions by two foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs): of Nexen Inc. by China National Offshore...more
On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly released A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “Guide”). The Guide is intended to...more
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