Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281, United States
Contact: Kara Fitzsimmons
Phone: 212 504 6000
Fax: 212 504 6666
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Revisions Proposed to the UK Corporate Governance Code: An Overview and Comparison with Aspects of US Corporate Governance

In December 2017, the UK Financial Reporting Council (the “FRC”) proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code. These revisions will impact companies with a Premium Listing of equity shares in the UK, which are required…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

High Court Decision Confirms the Availability of the Protection of Litigation Privilege in the Context of Internal Investigations

In a recent decision, the Chancellor of the High Court in Bilta v RBS confirmed that in certain circumstances litigation privilege may protect from disclosure documents created in the context of an internal investigation. The…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Court of Appeals Decision: Managers of Open-Market CLOs Not Subject to Dodd-Frank Risk Retention

On February 9, 2018, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled in favor of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (“LSTA”) in its lawsuit against the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Contracting Party Beware: The Implied Covenant Will Not Save You From Your Agreement If You Negotiated Away Your Rights

On February 1, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery granted defendants’ motion to dismiss an action brought by minority unitholders of Trumpet Search, LLC (“Trumpet” or the “Company”). The defendants were other unitholders that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Securities Law

FTC Announces 2018 Thresholds for Merger Control Filings Under HSR Act and Interlocking Directorates Under the Clayton Act

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced its annual revisions to the dollar-jurisdictional thresholds in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR Act”); the revised thresholds will…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

2017 Year in Review: Securities Litigation and Regulation

The securities litigation and regulatory landscape in 2017 defies simple categorization. Plaintiffs filed 226 new federal class actions in the first half of 2017, more than double the average rate over the last 20 years, and an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

M&A Update: Delaware Court of Chancery Enforces Oral Agreement to Settle Proxy Contest

In a December 8th decision (Sarissa Capital Domestic Fund LP, et. al. v. Innoviva, Inc.), the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled in favor of Sarissa Capital Domestic Fund LP and certain of its affiliates in concluding that Sarissa…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Fifteen Key Provisions in the Final Tax Reform Bill

On December 20, 2017, the Senate and House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (“Tax Reform Bill”). President Trump is expected to sign the Tax Reform Bill by early January. The Tax Reform…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The EBA Publishes Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the Risk Retention Requirements Under the EU Securitisation Regulation

On 15 December 2017, the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) published a consultation paper (the “Consultation Paper”) containing draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the risk retention requirements (the “Risk Retention RTS”)…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Provisions of the Final Tax Reform Bill Affecting Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations

On December 20, 2017, the Senate and House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (“Tax Reform Bill”). President Trump is expected to sign the Tax Reform Bill by early January. The Tax Reform…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

M&A Update: Delaware Supreme Court Emphasizes Deal Price in Appraisal Litigation

On December 14, the Delaware Supreme Court released a long-awaited opinion in Dell Inc. v. Magnetar Global Event Driven Master Fund Ltd. that reversed and remanded a high-profile appraisal case decided by the Delaware Court of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Seventeen Provisions to Watch in the Senate Tax Reform Bill

On December 2, 2017, the Senate passed a tax reform bill that differs in some key aspects from the tax reform bill the House approved on November 16, 2017. A House and Senate conference committee will begin work to resolve the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Taxation

Subscription Credit Facilities: Misperceptions Remain Aplenty

On November 15, 2017, audit, tax and consulting firm PwC published a thought leadership piece titled: “Sub-line facilities: end of the road?” (the “Article”). While the subscription credit facility (“Subscription Facility”)…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

UK Budget 2017 – Key Tax Measures

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the UK Budget for 2017 on 22 November 2017. Delivered against the backdrop of the UK’s ongoing negotiations to exit from the European Union, the Budget featured a significant…more
 /  Taxation

M&A Update: SEC Issues Guidance on Issuers’ Ability to Exclude Shareholder Proposals under Rule 14a-8

On November 1, 2017, the staff of the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission published Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I. SLB 14I provides additional guidance to companies and shareholders regarding…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law
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