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Implications of Proposed DebtEquity Regulations Extend Far Beyond Anti-Inversion Measures
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

On April 4, 2016, Treasury released proposed regulations under Section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) governing when intercompany debt


PE Funds Found Liable for Portfolio Company Pension Plan Short Falls
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2016

On March 28, 2016, in an alarming decision in the Sun Capital litigation, the Federal District Court ruled that two Sun Capital Funds together


Trade Alert - April 2016, Issue 28 - Ukraine
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Iceland, Ukraine, USA
  • April 28 2016

Ukraine is seeking to strengthen its ties with the EU, its largest trading partner. Ukraine’s main exports to the EU are raw materials, including iron


IRS Issues Proposed Regulations That Would Recast Certain Debt Instruments as Equity
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • OECD, USA
  • April 28 2016

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations That Would Recast Certain Debt Instruments as Equity On April 4, 2016, the IRS and U.S. Treasury Department issued


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


Recent Delaware Decisions: Disclaimers of Reliance in Acquisition Agreements; Stockholder & Director Demands for Books and Records under DGCL Section 220
  • Sherman Wells Sylvester Stamelman
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

Delaware courts have recently considered several cases relating to “reliance disclaimers” in acquisition agreements. A disclaimer of reliance is a


Delaware Chancery Court Confirms an MLP’s Right to Contractually Eliminate Fiduciary Duties, Including the Duty of Disclosure
  • Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

In a memorandum opinion, Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Chancery Court recently dismissed a class action challenging the merger of a Delaware


District Court Holds Private Equity Funds Jointly Liable for Portfolio Company's ERISA Withdrawal Liability
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled on March 28, 2016 that two private equity funds were jointly and severally liable for


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


Delaware Law Updates - Delaware law on advancement of fees incurred by former officers and directors
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

In a recent Delaware Court of Chancery case - Hyatt v. Al Jazeera America Holdings II, LLC, C.A. No. 11465-VCG - Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III of