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International News: Focus on International Dispute Resolution
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Chile, China, European Union, France, USA
  • December 1 2016

In October 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation to


Seventh Circuit continues to apply federal successor liability doctrine to multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 29 2015

Regarding multiemployer pension plans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has long held that a purchaser can incur withdrawal


Has antitrust enforcement been ‘reinvigorated’ under Obama?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 27 2015

In the 2008 presidential election campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama promised to "reinvigorate" antitrust enforcement. Over the last few years


SPAC directors cannot take the protection of the business judgment rule for granted
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 23 2015

The strategic decisions made by directors of Delaware corporations are typically accorded the protection of the business judgment rule, which "is a


Proposed Debt-Equity Regulations Have Dramatic Implications for Corporate Tax Planning and Compliance
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

On April 4, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and US Department of the Treasury (Treasury)without advance warningreleased proposed


Financial advisor conflicts update
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 2 2012

Recently, the Delaware Court of Chancery has examined financial advisor conflicts in the mergers and acquisitions context and emphasized in various opinions that although financial advisors play a valuable role, disclosure of potential conflicts is crucial


Inside M&A - Fall 2014
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 14 2014

Buyers can acquire unintended and potentially very damaging liabilities together with target business or assets. Analyzing the financial situation of


Caveat emptor: successor liability for FLSA claims
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 24 2013

One of the primary advantages to acquiring businesses through asset sales as opposed to stock sales is the buyer's ability to avoid successor


Financial advisory update
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 11 2013

Novel theories by plaintiffs’ lawyers need to foster novel approaches by M&A lawyers. A number of recent cases highlight the increasing risks for


Private equity firms achieve only partial dismissal of “buying club” antitrust lawsuit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently limited the scope of a proposed shareholder class action against a number of