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Cornerstone decision is reversed by Delaware Supreme Courtno “automatic inference” of disloyalty by disinterested directors charged with fiduciary duty violations in controller transactions

USA - May 14 2015 In a move consistent with the Delaware courts' recent general inclination for early dismissal of M&A related litigation, the Delaware Supreme Court

Supreme Court rules that an order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 plan is not a final appealable order

USA - May 15 2015 On May 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the order of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dismissing the

New (albeit limited) judicial guidance on adjustments to the merger price when it is used to determine fair value in appraisal actionspractice points for acquirors and bankers arising from Merlin v. Autoinfo

USA - May 19 2015 In Merlin v. Autoinfo (Apr. 30, 2015), the Delaware Chancery Court, for the third time recently, used the merger price as

Russian focused sanctions: contracts, force majeure and frustration under English law

European Union, Russia, United Kingdom, USA - May 22 2014 Since March 2014, the US and the EU have imposed a series of sanctions against predominantly Russian individuals and some corporate entities

BIS and DDTC issue proposed export control rules on USML Category XII

USA - May 7 2015 On May 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") and U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade

SEC proposes amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act rules

USA - May 22 2015 On May 20, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") published for comment proposed amendments to Form ADV and certain rules

BIS issues proposed rule to control cybersecurity products

USA - May 21 2015 On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") published a proposed rule to add export controls for

New (albeit limited) judicial guidance on adjustments to the merger price when it is used to determine fair value in appraisal actionspractice points for acquirors and bankers arising from Merlin v. Autoinfo

USA - May 19 2015 In Merlin v. Autoinfo (Apr. 30, 2015), the Delaware Chancery Court, for the third time recently, used the merger price as

Supreme Court rules that an order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 plan is not a final appealable order

USA - May 15 2015 On May 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the order of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dismissing the

Cornerstone decision is reversed by Delaware Supreme Courtno “automatic inference” of disloyalty by disinterested directors charged with fiduciary duty violations in controller transactions

USA - May 14 2015 In a move consistent with the Delaware courts' recent general inclination for early dismissal of M&A related litigation, the Delaware Supreme Court