News & Analysis as of

Mergers & Acquisitions Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Civil Procedure

Read Mergers & Acquisitions Law updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:

It’s Sweet to be NutraSweet: Commercial Division Overturns Arbitration Award Entered in Favor of Would-be Seller of Aspartame...

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

As any seasoned commercial litigator knows, courts are generally loathe to overturn the independent decisions of arbitrators. New York County Commercial Division Justice Charles E. Ramos recently examined the standard for...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A government audit report out yesterday accuses the US Dep’t of Housing and Urban Development of selling more than 100k distressed mortgages over a 7 year period to PE firms and hedge funds without following the proper rules...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The DOL went to bat for its controversial fiduciary rule in a 5th Circuit briefing this week, but it agreed to drop a prohibition on class-action waivers that was further ruffling feathers....more

Fifth Circuit Rejects Misbehavior Challenge To Arbitration Award

by Carlton Fields on

Foundation Surgery Affiliate of Southwest Houston, LLC (“Southwest”), the owner of a surgical and imaging facility in Houston, entered into a purchase and sale agreement in 2008 with Rainier Capital Acquisitions, LP, which...more

Oil Supplier Appeals Conoco’s Right To Buy Stake In Refinery Unit

by Carlton Fields on

In a long-standing dispute between Venezuelan state-owned Oil Company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (“Petroleos”) and ConocoPhillips, a New York district court judge upheld ConocoPhillips’ acquisition of a 50% stake in a Texas...more

Compliance with pre-arbitration and pre-litigation notice procedures is critical to enforcing contractual rights: English High...

by Dechert LLP on

When a party to a contract wishes to sue, the contract may include specific procedures for giving notice to the counterparty in a prescribed way prior to the right to litigate or arbitrate in accordance with the contract...more

Decisions Raise Bar on Waiver of Arbitration Agreements Under Texas Law

While employers may enter into arbitration agreements with employees relatively easily, ensuring the enforcement of arbitration agreements can be a different matter. For this reason, employers are rightfully cautious to avoid...more

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisitions Law News - First Quarter 2015

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In this issue: - News from the Courts - Chancery Court Denies Enforcement of Drag-Along Right in Transaction Where Notice to Minority Stockholders Improperly Provided After Majority Stockholder Approval...more

Use it or lose it: French courts reject procedural objections not raised at the earliest opportunity

by DLA Piper on

The Paris Court of Appeal has issued a stark warning to litigants who fail to raise procedural objections at the earliest opportunity, denying parties the right to raise those objections in a subsequent challenge to the...more

Fifth Circuit Holds Order Remanding Case Back To Arbitrators For Clarification Is Non-Final And Non-Appealable

by Carlton Fields on

The appeal arose from a lawsuit to clarify an arbitration award concerning an alleged breach of a corporate merger agreement containing a binding arbitration clause. The federal district court found the arbitration panel had...more

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisition Law News - Recap of Fourth Quarter 2013

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In this issue: *News from the Court: - Guidance from Delaware Chancery Court for Notice Provisions and - Survival Periods - Privileged Pre-Merger Attorney-Client Communications Belong to Surviving...more

Supreme Court Enforces Arbitration Clause And Confines Court Of Appeals To The Arguments Raised By The Parties

by Winstead PC on

In Richmont Holdings, Inc. v. Superior Recharge Sys., L.L.C., an asset purchase agreement included a binding arbitration clause. No. 12-0142, 2013 Tex. LEXIS 71 (Tex. January 25, 2013). The seller of the business signed an...more

Keeping disagreements out of court: new problems with expert determination clauses (UK)

by Chris Robinson on

A recent case (6 November) casts doubt on the very common "expert determination" clauses used to value shares or property. Review them now!...more

13 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1
Cybersecurity

Follow Mergers & Acquisitions Updates on:

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.