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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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Dodd-Frank M&A

The SMARTER Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives Vote, Seeks to Harmonize FTC and DOJ Procedures for Challenging Unconsummated M&A Transactions

M&A On March 23, the U.S. House of Representatives voted favorably on the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act (the “SMARTER Act”), H.R. 2745. The bill, introduced by Representative Blake Farenthold of Texas’ 27th congressional district, would eliminate the differences in the procedures currently utilized by the FTC and DOJ when challenging proposed M&A […] Read more →

by   |   March 25, 2016

Brokaw Act to Increase Transparency of Activist Hedge Funds

Investment Advisers, M&A, Public Companies and Securities U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation to increase transparency and strengthen oversight of activist hedge funds. According to the... Read more →

by   |   March 21, 2016

Seller’s Disclaimer of Extracontractual Representations Is Not Enough To Preclude a Fraud Claim

Litigation, M&A, Private Equity In FdG Logistics LLC v. A&R Logistics Holdings, Inc. Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery found that a seller’s disclaimer of extracontractual... Read more →

by   |   February 23, 2016

House to (Again) Consider Bill to Exempt M&A Brokers from Exchange Act Registration

Broker-Dealer, M&A A bill that would provide a federal statutory exemption from the broker-dealer registration requirements under Section 15(a) of the Exchange Act for certain so called “M&A... Read more →

by   |   February 1, 2016