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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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Dodd-Frank M&A

SEC Chair White Warns on Fee Shifting Bylaws

Litigation, M&A, Public Companies and Securities In remarks at a conference attended by M&A professionals, SEC Chair White gave her views on fee shifting bylaws.  Currently the SEC staff is focused on making sure the disclosures in company filings about its fee shifting provision — and the implications of such provisions — are clear. If a company chooses to adopt a […] Read more →

by   |   March 19, 2015

SEC Charges 13D Filers With Failure to Disclose Going Private Plans

Litigation, M&A, Public Companies and Securities It’s well known that Federal securities laws require beneficial owners to promptly file an amendment when there is a material change in the facts previously reported by them on... Read more →

by   |   March 14, 2015

More Examples of Social Media in M&A Transactions

M&A, Public Companies and Securities Occasionally we see interesting uses of social media in M&A transactions (See the SEC position here, and prior examples here).  Some more recent examples are: From Zillow’s... Read more →

by   |   March 5, 2015

Exercising Drag-Along Rights After Merger Did Not Waive Appraisal Rights

M&A, Private Equity In Halpin et al v. Riverstone National, Inc., the Delaware Court of Chancery found that invoking drag-along rights against minority stockholders  after a merger did not waive... Read more →

by   |   February 28, 2015