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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

Dodd-Frank M&A

SEC Brings Enforcement Action for Disclosure Failures During Merger Talks

Litigation, M&A The SEC announced that Allergan Inc. had agreed to admit securities law violations and pay a $15 million penalty for disclosure failures in the wake of a hostile takeover bid. The SEC’s order finds that Allergan failed to disclose in a timely manner its negotiations with potentially friendlier merger partners in the months following a […] Read more →

by   |   January 20, 2017

Delaware Court Addresses Fee-Shifting Bylaw

Litigation, M&A, Public Companies and Securities In 2015, Section 115 was added to the Delaware General Corporation Law, or DGCL providing that Delaware corporations may adopt bylaws requiring that internal corporate claims be... Read more →

by   |   December 28, 2016

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New Tender Offer CDIs Issued by SEC’s Office of Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A, Public Companies and Securities The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance staff issued seven Tender Offers and Schedules C&DIs on November 18th in relation to aspects of the tender offer rules under... Read more →

by   |   November 18, 2016

SEC Charges Private Equity Advisor with Conflicts for Law Firm Discounts

Investment Advisers, M&A, Private Equity In a settled enforcement action, the SEC charged a private equity advisor, First Reserve Management, L.P., with conflicts of interest and other matters. First Reserve did not... Read more →

by   |   September 15, 2016