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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MIDCO Transactions and the Expanding Universe of Transferee Liability
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

The Internal Revenue Service’s determination of transferee liability, essentially secondary liability, resulting from transactions involving the

Latest Treasury Action on Inversions Upends Pending Transactions and Surprises Many for Its Broad Scope and Use of Questionable Authority
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

On April 4, 2016, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued a sweeping package of new regulations intended to curtail inversion

Withdrawal Liability for Private Capital Equity Funds: The Sun Capital Partners Saga Continues
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

Sun Capital Partners III, LP v. New England Teamsters and Trucking Industry Pension Fund, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40254 (D. Mass. Mar. 28, 2016) holds