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U.S. District Court Rules for Defense in Hartford Section 36(b) Excessive Fee Case
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

On February 28, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey issued its opinion in Kasilag v. Hartford Investment Financial Services

M&A Update: Toehold Accumulations: Further Convergence Between Private Equity and Hedge Fund Strategies
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2017

Over the past few years, private equity funds and hedge funds have increasingly employed tactics traditionally employed by the other as part of their

Business Development Company Update: Excessive Fees Lawsuit Against Adviser Dismissed
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2017

A decision issued on Jan. 24, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a complaint alleging the payment of

Financial Services 2016 Year-End Report
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2017

Welcome to the 2016 Year-End Report from BakerHostetler’s Financial Services Industry Team. We

Shareholder Lawsuit Over “Excessive” Stock Pledging?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2017

What will they think of next? You hear that a lot from old guys like me when confronted with new gadgets and gizmos. However, in this case, the

Independence and disinterestedness: a matter of practical reality and human nature to be investigated pre-suit
  • Carrington Coleman
  • USA
  • February 14 2017

In shareholder derivative litigation, one of the earliest questions for a plaintiff is whether the directors of a company are sufficiently independent

Financial Services Update, Vol. 12, Issue 6
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2017

The Executive Orders recently passed by President Trump, directing the Secretary of the Treasury to consult with the heads of member agencies of the

EGC corporate governance practices
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2017

During 2016, there were relatively few companies that completed initial public offerings ("IPOs"). Some commentators attribute the dearth of IPOs in

The Corwin Effect: Stockholder Approval of M&A Transactions
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2017

The most important development in Delaware law during 2016 was arguably the courts' growing deference to stockholder approval. In 2015, the Delaware

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, February 2017
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, Global, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 7 2017

On 5 December 2016, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, the mutual stock market access programme between the Shenzhen Stock Exchange ("SZSE") and The