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Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
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LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
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In In re BioClinica, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery in a memorandum opinion on a motion to expedite examined the cumulative effect of deal protection devices to determine whether they should have...more
Background- We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 116 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2012....more
Background—We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2012.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results -
Concern over sluggish economic growth in the United States has tech dealmakers feeling less optimistic about the M&A market today than they were six months ago, according to a key finding from the latest M&A Leaders Survey...more
In This Presentation:
Market Trends - Venture Capital; Private Equity; Initial Public Offerings; Mergers & Acquisitions; Legal Updates - Jobs Act/Capital Markets; Mergers & Acquisitions; General Corporate/Governance; Our...more
Background — We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 114 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the first quarter of 2012.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results
• Up rounds...more
We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Up rounds exceeded down rounds in 4Q11, 70% to 16%, with...more
China’s investments in the United States have increased rapidly and will continue to grow in order to acquire market channels, advanced technology and other related assets. The clean technology business sector has become very...more
In this issue: Investor Q&A; Implications of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act for Chinese Life Science Companies; Frequent Issues Arising in Acquisitions of China Life Sciences Targets; and Key Regulatory...more
This Note highlights key intellectual property (IP) considerations in stock purchase and merger transactions. It discusses legal due diligence of the target company’s IP and drafting and negotiating IP aspects of stock...more
We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 95 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Please see full update below for more information....more
Ann Bevitt of Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP examines the data protection issues facing both sellers and buyers during the course of a business or share sale.
The recent introduction of fines of up to £500,000 for serious...more
In 2005, MySpace’s position as the leading social networking site appeared assured. It was gaining 70,000 new users every day,1 and by 2006 it was the most visited Web site in the United States. Its 80 percent market share in...more
A review of the executive compensation clawback provisions in the recently-enacted Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, including a checklist of issues for boards of directors and compensation committees to consider in...more
Pryor Cashman Partner Jeffrey Johnson has authored an article entitled Evaluating IP Assets in an M&A Transaction. In the article, which was published in The Deal on May 28, 2010, Johnson considers the critical role of...more
The case involved a venture capital-led recapitalization, in which common stockholders claimed that the terms of the recapitalization destroyed the value of their common stock. The common stockholders sued the directors and...more
Charles Weaver, President and Co-Founder, MSP Alliance, an international standards and accrediting body for managed service providers. and Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP, a leading law and technology...more
This is a Q&A review of current Russian law on venture capital investments. The chapter was first published in the PLC Cross-border Private Equity Volume 2: Venture Capital Handbook 2010 and is reproduced with the kind...more
Five key tips for venture capital and private equity firms negotiating corporate financings, mergers, recapitalizations or other significant corportate transactions in the current recession....more
As the global economy exits the recent economic downturn and businesses go through more reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, companies must not forget the importance of the information technology licenses in these...more
A ten-step checklist to assist corporate directors, as well as management and in-house counsel, in making high-quality, well-informed corporate decisions, including defining the task, obtaining relevant information and...more
In this case, a venture-backed company founder sold a portion of his common stock in two tranches, then sued the board and two venture capital firms when the company was sold a year later. The founder claimed that the...more
If you are a counselor of venture capital firms or entrepreneurs who owning start-up companies that are targets of venture capitalists, you might already be familiar with the high rate of failure associated with such...more
IP Strategists are a new breed of patent professionals. In contrast a traditional patent attorney role, an IP Strategist focuses not on the patentability of the invention and in reaching a successful endpoint to the...more
Small and mid-sized U.S. speciality products manufacturers are going out of business at an ever-increasing pace. A significant reason for this is their being undercut by lower cost foreign manufacturers. More significantly,...more
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