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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
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The Delaware Court of Chancery in Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC v. Roche Diagnostics GmbH (Feb. 22, 2013), ruled that under Delaware law a reverse triangular merger did not violate a provision in a license agreement of the...more
In this memorandum opinion addressing defendants’ motion for summary judgment, the Court of Chancery dismissed plaintiffs’ claim that a reverse triangular merger constituted an assignment of rights in breach of a contractual...more
The Delaware Chancery Court, in Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC v. Roche Diagnostics GmbH (Feb. 22, 2013), held that the acquisition of a company in a reverse triangular merger did not violate a restriction in an existing...more
On February 22, 2013, the Delaware Court of Chancery held in Meso Scale v. Roche that the acquisition of a company through a reverse triangular merger does not result in the assignment—by operation of law or otherwise—of an...more
Policy makers in Washington, DC have been hearing about the problems created by patent assertion entities – PAEs or, to some, “patent trolls” – from a number of quarters over the past few years. PAEs are generally entities...more
Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner of Scott & Scott, LLP, says IT assets acquired in a merger may have greater liability attached to them than the assets are worth. Recent cases including Cincom vs. Novelis and ACS vs. Cincom...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
In this memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery held that stockholders of an acquired video game developer were not required to indemnify the acquirer for losses it incurred defending claims based on intellectual property...more
Today I wanted to begin to look at the Department of Justice (DOJ) “A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” (the “Guidance”), which was released last week and available (at no cost) here. Initially I...more
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One of the areas where the best practices for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance programs is evolving is in the area a less US centric approach and incorporating the diversity across the globe. Many companies are...more
For the Astros, it is not this season’s ignominious record of 107 losses, which they achieved yesterday with a season ending loss to the Chicago Cubs, but the magic number of 186; which is the number of days until the...more
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice recently announced revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act’s premerger notification rules to require enhanced reporting of transactions (including licenses) relating...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced and asked for comments on proposed changes to the premerger notification rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR Act”). The proposed rules would require...more
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed expanding Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting and waiting period obligations for certain pharmaceutical, biologics and medicine manufacturing licenses. The new rules are subject to public...more
Proposed rule includes new requirements for reporting pharmaceutical patent transfers.
On August 13, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released proposed amendments to the premerger notification rules (the Proposed...more
Fresh from its victory in the Third Circuit on “pay-for-delay” deals involving brand name and generic pharmaceutical companies, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced yet another initiative aimed at the...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced proposed amendments to the Premerger Notification Rules (HSR Rules) to clarify reporting requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as...more
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s new proposed Hart-Scott-Rodino Act rules will apply only to transfers of pharmaceutical patent rights and are expected to increase the number of filings. Comments on the proposed rules will...more
On August 13, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) proposed amendments to the Premerger Notification Rules issued under the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”). The proposed amendments...more
On August 13, 2012, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it is seeking public comment to proposed changes to the premerger notification rules under the Hart Scott Rodino Act (HSR) relating to acquisitions of...more
The Federal Trade Commission has announced proposed rule changes that will impact the reportability of pharmaceutical patent licenses under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). If the rules...more
Earlier this week, the FTC (in cooperation with the DOJ) announced that it is considering making changes to the premerger notification rules that would require pharmaceutical companies to make Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings...more
Exotic dancer slips and falls, negligent handling of human remains and the usual neat contracts cases -- all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for August!...more
Every day businesses across the country merge and consolidate their operations. If your business acquires or merges with another business, consider these issues when drafting the agreements to make sure that you will get the...more
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