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
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
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
Highlighted in Forbes’ Law & Technology Blog as one of Eight Great Law & Technology Resources, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange Weekly eDiscovery News Update provides readers with a trusted compilation of key...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
In This Issue:
- Court Declines to Dish Out Preliminary Injunction in Commercial-Skipping Case Despite Likelihood of Infringement
- Free and Open-Source Software Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and...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
Highlighted in Forbes’ Law & Technology Blog as one of Eight Great Law & Technology Resources, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange Weekly eDiscovery News Updates provide readers with a trusted compilation of key...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 FTC has proposed amendments to the premerger notification Rules to codify prior FTC guidance concerning when a transaction involving the transfer of rights to a patent in the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing...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
We've known for some time that the pharma patent cliff was driving M&A, and now we have additional empirical evidence. Biotech M&A is at a 5 year high, according to Reuters. The volume of biotech M&A is more than $25 billion...more
Successfully completing a major transition such as a merger, acquisition, or divestiture is a tall order. Integrating information technology issues and involving the respective information technology departments is a vitally...more
Successfully completing a major transaction such as a merger, acquisition, or divestiture is a tall order. Integrating information technology issues and involving the respective information technology departments is a vitally...more
Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, shares tips to defend against IBM's "blue washing", a term insiders use to describe IBM's way of assimilating
acquired software companies.
The markets have hardly settled after our last market update and while this is not the place to revise the questions caused by the U.S. economic slowdown or the European debt crisis on the Finnish M&A and corporate finance...more
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