Read Mergers & Acquisitions Law updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Lawyer: European M&A Could Rise Despite Risks
Facebook-Instagram Deal Opened Door to Tumblr Valuation: Lawyer
Ex-Kirkland Partner: Rainmakers Are Paid Too Much
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
March 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- There was no settlement afoot when U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff put off a hearing on an effort by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC to block a $410 million settlement...more
March 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Although Eastman Kodak Co. stock shot up like a rocket in a week's time, investors might not have the same profitable outcome like owners of American Airlines shares, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia...more
March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Someone who bought stock in American Airlines last year already made a killing. Stock that could have been bought in November for less than 40 cents a share is now trading above $4, for...more
The recently announced merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways creates a new carrier that is a behemoth by any measure. The combined airline will have revenues of $39 billion, slightly larger than the current revenue...more
In previous posts, we introduced the protections afforded the FDIC by the D’Oench Doctrine and 12 U.S.C. § 1823(e), which bar claims and defenses against the FDIC and its assignees by private parties based on improperly...more
We are pleased to provide a collection of commentaries on the critical legal issues facing our clients in 2013.
There is hope that global economic and market conditions will continue to improve despite ongoing...more
By all accounts, Dewey & LeBoeuf financial distress and ensuing Chapter 11 bankruptcy was not handled well. After all, it’s hard to handle intense turmoil well—but it isn’t impossible. My guest today on LXBN TV recently...more
The Great Recession has altered the consumer landscape, forcing such familiar retailers as Borders, Circuit City and The Sharper Image into bankruptcy. And anyone who’s tried to buy a Twinkie in the last few weeks knows that...more
Certain recent legal developments will likely impact acquisition finance. This article will survey some of the more notable ones.
We discussed in the last newsletter the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in...more
Our newest website - www.courtreads.com - offers completely free access to over 150,000 documents filed in hundreds of the largest current corporate bankruptcy cases, including cases under chapter 9, chapter 11, and chapter...more
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bill Lawlor, an M&A partner at Dechert LLP, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that the years-long drought in mergers and acquisitions activity may finally be drawing to a close. His office is seeing...more
This article briefly discusses the prohibition of indebtedness of shareholders, partners, Board Members, Managers and their relatives in Joint Stock Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships, under the Turkish Commercial...more
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about recent developments in bankruptcy law including Vitro, Verizon and Hostess. Bill...more
Oct. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about recent developments in bankruptcy law including NewPage, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Lehman,...more
On September 4, 2012, Judge Sean H. Lane granted American’s renewed motion to reject its CBA with the Allied Pilots Association. As discussed HERE, on August 15, the court denied American’s original motion to reject the CBA...more
Financial institutions should undertake Dodd-Frank living will preparation with care....more
In the midst of bankruptcy proceedings, American Airlines has asked a judge to allow it to stop paying retiree health insurance and life insurance benefits.
- Airline hopes to save over $1.3 billion annually in benefits...more
In an eloquent account of consensual merger negotiations between Martin Marietta and Vulcan Materials, the two largest players in the domestic aggregates business, Chancellor Leo Strine of the Court of Chancery of Delaware...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf’s inglorious galactic implosion changes all of the rules; it was not too big to fail, it was, however, far too big and corroded to fail in the relatively orderly way others before it failed.
May 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, and Bill Rochelle from Bloomberg News talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy filing in the Southern...more
Gosh, I could have had a V – 8.
Trial lawyers often say that when they try a case, they always wind up trying three cases: The case they plan on trying, the case they actually try and the case they should have tried....more
Will merger save two airlines that filed bankruptcy?
Today there is even more evidence that bankruptcy is not the end of the world. As I previously noted, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by American Airlines didn’t stop...more
In a recent decision in the VeraSun bankruptcy cases, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware held that “change in control” agreements between former executives and the debtors are “employment contracts” under...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf continues to be daily battered in the media. Too many of the slings and arrows now being shot Dewey’s way are self inflicted.
Those with the most to lose seem to be trying to get this ship of state back on...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf continue to flounder in stormy seas. In this Internet era, we are all bolted to our deck chairs in calmer adjacent seas glued to this spectacle as it unfolds before us. The bolt to the exits by some important...more
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