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Delaware court finds Dole executives personally liable for millions in damages for defrauding stockholders in buy-out and undermining special committee process
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

In its August 27th post-trial opinion, In re Dole Food Co., Inc. Stockholder Litigation, the Delaware Chancery Court held Dole executives David


The JOBS Act: the key to a kinder, gentler public offering?
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • August 20 2015

For most companies, making a public offering of their shares is nearly impossible. Historically, this has been the case because the costs and


Governance & securities law focus: Asia edition- July 2015
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 17 2015

On 19 June 2015, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) published its Consultation Conclusions to its Concept Paper on


Planning for qualified dividend income when taking foreign companies public
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

Dividends generally are taxed at ordinary income rates (up to 39.6 percent for individuals). Qualified dividends derived by individuals, however, are


Delaware General Corporation Law amended regarding fee-shifting and forum selection clauses
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

On June 24, 2015, the governor of Delaware signed into law legislation that amends the Delaware General Corporation Law (Title 8 of the Delaware Code


Business law update - Summer- 2015
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

While it may be true that the only things certain in life are death and taxes, knowing how to reduce your tax liability can certainly make paying


Using management vehicles to structure profits interests
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

When private equity sponsors use profits interests as a compensation incentive for management, the awards result in the manager becoming a partner


Another private equity filing deadline approaches: do you know where your BE-10s are?
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

For those who have not heard, another filing requirement of the U.S. government will require action by participants in the private equity industry


Securities and corporate governance litigation quarterly - April 27, 2015
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

The Supreme Court on March 24 issued its opinion in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund


Debunking the myth: why activism is tough in Canada
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 14 2015

Much has been written and said about how hospitable to shareholder activism Canada is compared to the United States. Commentators point to Pershing