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A Working Capital True Up is not an End Run on a Liability Bar

M&A, Private Equity In Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. N.V. v. Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, the Delaware Supreme Court examined the interaction between a working capital true up and alleged breaches of financial statement representations and warranties in a purchase agreement for an acquisition of a subsidiary.  The purchase agreement was certainly unusual.  The expected purchase price at […] Read more →

by   |   June 27, 2017

Supreme Court to Determine Scope of Whistleblower Protection

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities A percolating issue with respect to the SEC’s whistleblower regulations is whether the anti-retaliation protections apply only when suspected misconduct is reported to the... Read more →

by   |   June 26, 2017

Revenue Recognition Representations for M&A and Underwriting Agreements

Public Companies and Securities Some have suggested that the FASB’s new revenue recognition standard will result in particularized representations in M&A, underwriting and loan documents. It’s... Read more →

by   |   June 19, 2017

Delaware Supreme Court Scolds Special Committee Member that Joins Law Firm

Litigation, M&A The Delaware Supreme Court upheld the Chancery Court decision in Chester County Retirement Systems v. Collins et al.  In so doing, it noted one troubling aspect of the record as... Read more →

by   |   June 18, 2017