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Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.27.16

New evidence uncovered by the digital security firm Symantec suggests that the recent series of Swift-based bank hacks may be linked to North Korea in what “appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.26.16

The SEC has opened an inquiry into Alibaba’s accounting related to affiliated companies and related-party transactions, a big deal for a company “long seen as a symbol of China’s growing technological might”..…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.25.16

It’s a week of big fat NOs so far, with Tribune emphatically turning down Gannett yesterday and Monsanto doing the same to Bayer and its massive all-cash $62 billion offer..…more
| Agriculture, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.24.16

Tribune’s not only given a hard “no” to Gannett, but it’s got some new firepower (and capital) on its side thanks to a $70.5 million investment by Nant Capital—a group “founded by Patrick Soon-Shiong, a billionaire who has…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.23.16

We’ve got numbers for Bayer’s unsolicited bid to buy Monsanto—a cash offer of $62 billion, representing a 37% premium on Monsanto’s May 9 closing price..…more
| Agriculture, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.20.16

Manhattan USA Preet Bharara’s back in front of the cameras and back on the insider-trading horse with the announcement yesterday of criminal charges against well-known sports bettor Billy Walters and former investment banker…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.19.16

Bayer’s making good on its rumored interest in Monsanto in a deal that could be valued at more than $42 billion and would bring together two of the world’s biggest suppliers of crop seeds and pesticides..…more
| Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.18.16

Lending Club week continues here on the Brief, where the Deal Professor tries to take the good (disrupting the traditional banking system and opening up new paths of credit for consumers) with the bad (yet another…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.17.16

Gannet’s still after Tribune Publishing, and it’s upped its ante after Tribune “resoundingly rejected” early overtures – NYTimes... The Journal walks us through the fall of the Laplanche empire at Lending Club with a…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.16.16

We’ve been hearing a lot about Verizon’s bid for Yahoo. But it’s not alone. In fact, it’s bringing some odd folks to the table together. Case in point: Warren Buffet and Quicken Loans’ Dan Gilbert – NYTimes and Bloomberg..…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

PTAB Practice Update: Amended Rules of Practice for Trials before the PTAB Now in Effect

Effective May 2, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has amended the existing consolidated set of rules of practice for trial proceedings before Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including inter…more
| Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.13.16

We learned yesterday of the effect that broken mergers are having on some hedge funds. Now comes news that, like many other institutional investors, large US insurance companies are yanking huge sums of money out of their hedge…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.12.16

Record-setting executive compensation aside (hey, that was so last year), hedge funds have been hammered by the recent spate of mega-deals come undone. Particularly hard hit are the funds focusing on “merger arbitrage”—a type of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.11.16

The fallout from Lending Club’s surprise news about Renaud Laplanche’s departure continues, with Goldman Sachs and Jeffries LLC hitting the pause on planned LC bond sales – WSJ... A Treasury Department white paper indicated…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.10.16

Big news out of the online lending space, as Lending Club’s chair and CEO—Renaud Laplanche—has resigned after an internal review “showed a violation of the company’s business practices” related to sales of $22 million in loans…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation
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