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The Intersection of Cyber and D&O Coverage
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Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
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Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
The talk of the financial press and venture community during the first half of 2015 has been of private IPOs and unicorns. And for good reason. According to CB Insights, there are more than 588 investor-backed tech companies...more
The number of mergers and acquisitions of private technology companies continue to increase. Established companies often have inadequate in-house development resources, a large pile of cash, and a need to prove to their...more
By some estimates, cybercrime costs the global economy $445 billion annually. If cybercrime were a single country, this dollar amount would place it within the world’s top 30 countries in terms of gross domestic product, and...more
EU merger control celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. On 13 March 2015, the EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager gave a speech on merger reform and market definition noting that, although there is no room...more
Cybersecurity has become a top-tier risk for US and multinational organizations. It is only a matter of time before a determined hacker will penetrate your organization’s system and successfully exfiltrate some data. (Indeed,...more
In a ruling on February 13, the FTC unconditionally approved the Zillow-Trulia merger after an intensive six-month antitrust review. Despite reported concerns “that the merger might concentrate too much power in one company,”...more
Concern over higher valuations? Apparently not, as $59 billion invested in 2014 breaks the post-crisis record. LPs also set a post-crisis record with $32 billion in commitments to U.S.-based VC funds. PitchBook Data, Inc.,...more
As we previously reported, a company’s social media pages and profiles, and the associated followers, friends and other connections, may constitute valuable business assets. In our experience, however, social media assets...more
The Supreme Court’s ruling against broadly claimed software patents in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank leaves many questions on patent eligibility unanswered, which means the controversy and confusion over the scope of patent...more
Attorney David Lagasse, Member of Mintz Levin's Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, talks about the use of an earn-out arrangement as a way to resolve disagreements between buyers and sellers regarding the value of a...more
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
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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
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