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Q1 2016 U.S. Legal and Regulatory Developments
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

The following is our summary of significant U.S. legal and regulatory developments during the first quarter of 2016 of interest to Canadian companies

The HSR Act’s “Investment” Exemption - Strategic Considerations in Light of Recent Enforcement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

On April 4, 2016 the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued ValueAct Capital (ValueAct), an "activist" investment fund, for violation of the

Sidley Perspectives on M&A and Corporate Governance - April 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • China, USA
  • April 7 2016

In recent years, we have seen a large uptick in the number of “books and records” inspection demands brought by stockholders of Delaware corporations

Treasury’s New Anti-Inversion Regulations: Do They Go Too Far?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2016

On April 4, the US Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued extensive regulations described as curbing inversions

2016 M&A Report
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, European Union, USA
  • March 24 2016

Fueled by favorable macroeconomic conditions, high levels of cash among strategic acquirers and low interest rates, the M&A market produced

Court of Chancery Confirms Stockholder’s Contractual Rights Do Not Establish Control, While Finding 26 Stockholder May Have Been a ControllerCalesa v. American Capital
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2016

In Calesa v. American Capital (Feb. 29, 2016), the Delaware Court of Chancery found, at the pleading stage of litigation, that it was reasonably

Delaware corporate law and litigation: what happened in 2015 and what it means for you in 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2016

Delaware has long been known as the corporate capital of the world, and it is now the state of incorporation for 66 percent of the Fortune 500 and

Tipping for Nothing: Supreme Court to Tackle Insider Trading Split over Tippee Liability
  • Carrington Coleman
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear United States v. Salman to resolve a split over insider trading liability. Because “all disclosures of

Sidley Perspectives on M&A and Corporate Governance - February 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

The November 2015 Delaware Supreme Court decision involving RuralMetro Corporation (Rural Metro) has received considerable attention and has

Funds Talk: February 2016
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

News that Volkswagen AG sold millions of diesel cars with software designed to evade emission-standards testing continues to have enormous