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Brexit: The EU's Negotiating Directives

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission has published draft objectives for the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, focused on citizens' rights, the financial settlement and a continuing role for the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This...more

Navigating the Lifecycle of an Eponymous Brand (Part 3)

In this three-part series, we identified three distinct seasons in the lifecycle of an eponymous brand: (1) Choosing the Brand, (2) Commercializing the Brand, and (3) Legacy of the Brand. In Part 1, we discussed what is at...more

Litigation Alert - "L.A. Lakers Story: When a Family Feud Disrupts the Family Business"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

A family-owned business brings with it a unique set of issues and complicated family dynamics can often result in major difficulties. Sports franchises are not immune. As the NBA playoffs continue (Go Rockets!), the family...more

Sellout: Why Control is Key in the Sale of VC-Backed Companies

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Every founder of a growth startup dreams of a big, successful exit — a sale of the company for millions of dollars. But that dream could be shattered if the investors are able to cause the company to be sold prematurely with...more

Termination of a Third-Party – Planning Can Reduce the Pain

by Thomas Fox on

The European concern Airbus has been in the news recently for corruption issues. According to an article in the Financial Times (FT), entitled “Airbus sued by middlemen fired following fraud inquiry”, its annual report lists...more

Event Recap: The 12 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid in Selling Your Business

DWT recently hosted “The 12 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid in Selling Your Business,” a seminar examining the common challenges affecting owners of family and closely held businesses on the subject of succession and estate...more

Capital gains not employment income for management participation returns

by Hogan Lovells on

On October 4, 2016 the German Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof) delivered its decision in respect of matter number IX R 43/15. The decision was not published until January 25, 2017 but was eagerly awaited by, in...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Starting a New Business? Include These Five Provisions in Every Formation Agreement"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

The ultimate success of a business often rests on the ability of its owners to make sound decisions up front - an ounce of prevention, if you will - and avoid bigger problems that might arise later. This principle...more

"UK Prime Minister Outlines Objectives for Exiting the EU"

On January 17, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech in London outlining the government’s objectives for exiting the European Union (EU). She set out a “Plan for Britain”, including 12 priorities for the...more

Buying To Sell: Private Equity Sponsor Exits

by Bennett Jones LLP on

According to Pitchbook Data, Inc., Canadian private equity sponsor exit activity in 2015 reflected a year-over-year jump of more than 20 percent in volume. In addition, S&P Capital IQ data for Q3 2016 shows a year-over-year...more

Being Prepared To File Business Divorce Litigation May Yield a Negotiated Agreement

Business owners who are having a dispute with their business partners (in New Jersey) should not read this blog and assume their only remedy is shareholder dispute litigation. Because of the cost – both in legal fees, and to...more

Doing Business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

As the third largest recipient of foreign direct investment in the region, not to mention its standing as the region’s largest economy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is of significant interest to foreign investors, particularly...more

European Commission Establishes Brexit Negotiation Task Force for UK Exit Negotiations

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission established a task force to prepare and conduct negotiations with the United Kingdom. The Task Force will assist the Commission on all strategic, operational, legal and financial issues related to the...more

Blog: Prep to Sell – Getting Ready for an M&A Exit

by Cooley LLP on

OK, so you have made the decision to explore a sale of your company. What can you do to make the deal go smoothly and put your best foot forward? Clean the House. Ask your outside counsel and accounting teams to help...more

Is Your Health Care Facility Prepared for an Active Shooter? [Video]

by Baker Ober Health Law on

How prepared is your health care facility for the unimaginable? No one wants to think an active shooter situation could occur on their hospital campus or in their medical facility. But, the more prepared you are, the better...more

Top Issues Facing Automotive Joint Ventures

by Varnum LLP on

Joint ventures can help automotive companies expand their businesses. Sometimes forming a JV is the only way for a company to enter a foreign market. Although JVs can take multiple shapes, they generally involve pooling...more

Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfalls

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Among the growing number of business owners looking to sell their business, JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty are in the market to sell their darling Pawlenty Energy. This month, Tilting the Scales highlights a variety of issues is...more

Unsecured Creditor Perspectives in Energy Restructurings

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

This Practice Note provides guidance and advice to unsecured creditors in energy restructurings. This Note specifically addresses restructurings in the oil, gas, and coal industries and the strategies that unsecured creditors...more

Top Ten Seller Mistakes

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In his recently published book, Perfect your Exit Strategy: Seven Steps to Maximum Value, Seattle investment banker Thomas Metz highlights what he sees as the top ten mistakes made by sellers of businesses. Family-owned...more

Private equity in Italy: market and regulatory overview

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

How do private equity funds typically obtain their funding? Private equity funds continued to have a diverse investor base in 2015. Although with a significant decrease from the 2014 figure of 68%, about 48% of the...more

Saving Time and Money when Selling a Small Business

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Advance planning is crucial when you decide to sell your small business. You need to be at the center of that planning. Don’t abdicate your responsibility for selling your business to your lawyer, your accountant or your...more

Selling a Company: Important Considerations as Discussed by the Experts

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As tech founders and executives contemplate the possibility of exiting their companies, there are multiple factors they must consider. On May 3rd at FoleyTECH Chicago 2016, four seasoned entrepreneurs came together to discuss...more

U.S. - India Newsletter Vol. 2016, Issue 2

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Welcome to the second issue of our newsletter, which features news and articles of interest from Pepper’s U.S.-India Practice. In the first quarter of 2016, we saw a lot of activity in the international data privacy...more

4 Ways to Protect Your Business During Exit Talks

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

There comes a time when just about every reasonably successful startup gets an exit opportunity. For founders, these moments are triumphant. You’ve dedicated years of your life to building something, and now somebody wants to...more

Pitch Perfect: Eight Insights for an Effective Start-Up Company Pitch Deck

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Preparing an investor pitch deck is a task that most start-up companies encounter in the fund raising process. While almost all companies create investor pitch decks, many fail to do so effectively or with maximum impact....more

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