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EU & Competition Law Update - February 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Does the EU’s Qualcomm fine represent efficient justice? As widely reported, on 24 January 2018, the EU Commission fined Qualcomm €997m for abusing its dominant position in LTE baseband chipsets....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As we hold our breaths at the opening bell to see if last week’s volatility continues, we consider the impact of computer-driven index funds on that market rollercoaster....more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Searching for the next big thing: Healthcare M&A

by White & Case LLP on

The hunt for blockbuster drugs is driving activity within the sector, while technology firms’ increasing presence in the market will be an area to watch in 2018. Despite a fall in headline figures, the healthcare sector...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Pursuit of scale drives consumer M&A

by White & Case LLP on

The race to consolidate resulted in a flurry of megadeals in 2017, while the disruptive impact of technology on consumer behavior continues to generate activity. M&A deal value in the consumer sector saw phenomenal growth...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Industrials and chemicals M&A moves into the digital age

by White & Case LLP on

While market uncertainty surrounding tax reforms and NAFTA negotiations caused sector deal value to take a hit in 2017, technological convergence continues to generate a healthy level of deals....more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Technology M&A volume skyrockets

by White & Case LLP on

The sector saw the highest number of deals across all industries in 2017, as the hunt for innovative technologies continues to break down sector boundaries. Emerging technologies—including those related to autonomous...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Consumer and financial services power into 2018

by White & Case LLP on

The consumer, energy, financial services and tech sectors had standout years in 2017. HEADLINES - Consumer deal value jumped 139 percent year-on-year to reach US$167.8 billion - Energy, mining and utilities was the top...more

Fintech Deal Landscape to Remain Active in 2018

A wide range of players participated in hundreds of financial technology (fintech) transactions in 2017, and the high level of global M&A and investment activity in fintech is expected to continue this year. Deals included...more

A road map to successful Life Sciences transactions in Europe

by Hogan Lovells on

In this road map, members of our European Life Sciences Transactions Team provide country-specific perspective and guidance to help you navigate the jurisdictional challenges and differences that you may run into when...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Even as JPMorgan has set the playing field for his successor (Daniel Pinto v. Gordon Smith, FYI), head honcho Jamie Dimon is making it clear that he’s not about to go anywhere anytime soon....more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: US M&A survey: Drivers, dilemmas and destinations

by White & Case LLP on

Our exclusive survey identifies impacts from tax reforms and the repatriation of offshore capital as key areas to watch in 2018. Digital innovation remains a major driver for transactions, while effective due diligence poses...more

Understanding cyber insurance risks of target companies

Due to the dramatic increase and changing nature of cyber risks, mergers and acquisitions due diligence should expand to address cyber risks, available risk mitigation practices, and available insurance. Acquiring companies...more

Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Significance of Deal Price in Appraisal Cases

• For the second time in 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed a Chancery Court’s decision to assign little or no weight to deal price in appraisal cases • In both cases, the court remained firm in its decision not to...more

Delaware Supreme Court reinforces the importance of deal price in appraisal proceedings

by Hogan Lovells on

In Dell Inc. v. Magnetar Global Event Driven Master Fund, Ltd., the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the Court of Chancery’s determination in an appraisal proceeding relating to the 2013 management-led buyout of Dell Inc....more

TMT Horizons 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

Some of the 800+ Hogan Lovells lawyers who look at the TMT Industry Sector share their perspectives on the future. From Tokyo to Mexico; from Blockchain to satellites; from M&A to privacy. Please see full Publication below...more

Evaluating Privacy And Data Security Needs To Be Part Of Your Due Diligence Process

by Roetzel & Andress on

Given today’s regulatory and commercial environment, when considering a potential acquisition, priority should be given to evaluating the target’s privacy policies and data security measures. Information technology assets and...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

US regulators have given passing grades to the living wills for all 8 major US banks, a reversal from the April 2016 determination that 5 of the 8 had deficiencies in their bailout-prevention plans....more

Contract Corner: Software License Checklist for Licensees: 20 Issues to Consider When Working from the Vendor’s Form (Part 1)

by Morgan Lewis on

Everybody does it. We may say that we only use the “customer’s paper” when contracting, but we know that is often not the case when entering into licenses for commercially available, off-the-shelf (COTS) software products....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo is hoping that a bold move—as one of the first mainstream companies to do so— into the roller-coaster world of ICOs will help make the offerings more palatable for small and large investors....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Bitcoin futures started trading yesterday for the first time prompting concerns about the volatility of the cryptocurrency that prompted several exchange outages due to 10%+ swings in its price as well as heavy website...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The latest on the potential Disney move for “significant parts of 21st Century Fox,” which is nearing completion and could see Murdoch scion leaving his father and brother in order to work for Big Mouse....more

The U.S. Congress intends to make a comprehensive revision of the foreign investment review

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On November 8, bipartisan lawmakers in both houses of the United States and the United Democrats proposed a new act aiming to make major revisions to the current review of the laws applicable to the U.S. Foreign Investment...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Bitcoin surged to over $11,000 yesterday before falling 20% later in the day, prompting this look from the Journal at the widespread lure of Bitcoin mania....more

Don't Ignore Privacy and Data Security: Pre-Deal and Negotiation Considerations for Buyers in Merger and Acquisition Transactions

Almost all parties are required to exchange personal data as part of a merger and acquisition transaction. With data breaches on the rise, any buyer in a M&A transaction cannot afford to ignore privacy and data security...more

Planning for Cybersecurity Risks in M&A Transactions

by K&L Gates LLP on

A glance at any media outlet shows that cyber risk is pervasive and increasing, and that virtually no company is immune to a cyber incident. Almost all companies and associations collect and store some type of data, whether...more

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