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Self-Driving Cars - "IP Driving Acquisition"

As Chair of Foley & Lardner’s Electronics Practice Group, I recently published a LinkedIn article about news reports of a group of German auto companies including BMW, Audi and Daimler acquiring HERE Global (Nokia’s map...more

Divestiture Offer Fails to Save Merger Where FTC Wins on Market Definition Based on Customer Type

Eighteen months after the deal was first announced, Sysco Corporation (“Sysco”) and US Foods, Inc. (“USF”) abandoned their $3.5 billion merger following the Federal Trade Commission’s (the “FTC” or “Commission”) decisive...more

How New Rail Regulations May Spur Midstream M&A

Over the past several months we’ve seen a rise in mergers and acquisitions among midstream energy firms. A variety of factors will likely push more firms to consider M&A, but one factor stands out: new regulations surrounding...more

Increasing Antitrust Risk in Non-Reportable Transactions – DOJ Obtains Disgorgement of Profits in Tour Bus Settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reached a settlement with Coach USA Inc. and City Sights LLC, breaking up their joint venture. The DOJ also employed the rarely used remedy of disgorgement to recover $7.5...more

Tech Industry Bulletin

In this Bulletin: - Intellectual Property: Guidance to the Upstart Tech Company for Protecting IP Rights - Mergers & Acquisitions: Five Legal Issues Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Agreeing To an Earn-Out...more

Combating Unfair Competition: The Convergence of China’s Antitrust and Anti-Graft Enforcement Activities

Recent investigations and high profile convictions highlight the ongoing crackdown by China’s authorities against anti-competitive conduct. In their efforts to combat unfair competition, Chinese authorities have used both...more

Bankruptcy Court Dismisses Class Action DFR Complaint Involving Airline Merger

One deliberately ironic facet of the 2004 film Howard Hughes bio-pic The Aviator (the one with Leonardo DiCaprio) is the fact that the airlines fighting for world dominance in the 1940s were Howard Hughes’ TWA and Juan...more

Fortress Affiliate Believed to Bid on MM&A Railway

An affiliate of investment firm Fortress Investment Group LLC is believed to have made a play to acquire the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd., which was involved in a deadly crash this past summer, out of bankruptcy...more

Settlement Of The US Airways/American Airlines Merger Litigation Highlights Changing Antitrust Landscape

On November 12, 2013, US Airways, American Airlines, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and several state Attorneys General announced an agreement to settle the antitrust litigation challenging the merger of the two...more

American Airlines & US Airways Merger – Opposite positions taken by US and EU competition authorities

Whereas the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulations the proposed merger between US Airways Group and AMR Corporation, including its main subsidiary American Airlines, on 5 August 2013, the U.S....more

Clear Skies Seen Ahead for the American Airlines/U.S. Airways Merger

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

Protecting Your Assets

As the Eurozone crisis continues, businesses should consider taking action to protect themselves from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more countries may...more

China Market Access Improves for Foreign Shipowners

The Circular Strengthening the Administration of the Wholly Foreign-owned Shipping Companies Examination and Approval was issued by The Ministry of Transport(“MOT”) On August 22, 2011. The Circular relaxes the...more

Airline Management Newsletter - March 2011

In this issue: Trial Court Must Modify Injunction to Condition Relief on Union's Request to NMB for Determination of Representative of Frontier Mechanics; Second Circuit Rejects Former Flight Attendant's RLA Discharge Claim;...more

H-1B Season is Upon Us . . . Will This Year’s Economy Bring a Lottery?

It is that time of year again! We always hear the accountants moan and groan about the approaching April 15th deadline each year but, you have to listen a bit more closely and you will hear (and see) the U.S. business...more

Joint Ventures Between Automotive Companies - The Future?

Due to the diversity of companies and industrial groups in the automotive sector, experiences of the recession have varied widely. In spite of the unpredictable nature of this dynamic industry, a clear trend has emerged in...more

Aircraft Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions and Reoganizations; Protecting against Contingent and Unknown Liabilities

Discussion of aircraft due diligence considerations affecting corporate mergers, acquisitions, and reoganizations....more

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