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Who’s in charge – is the board responsible to monitor its financial advisor or vice versa?

USA - March 21 2014 In the case of In re Rural Metro Corporation Stockholders Litigation, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware held that the primary financial…

Financial advisory update

USA - December 11 2013 Novel theories by plaintiffs’ lawyers need to foster novel approaches by M&A lawyers. A number of recent cases highlight the increasing risks for…

M&A Corporate Governance: Oversight of the Board’s Financial Advisors

USA - October 16 2013 Recent decisions in the Delaware Court of Chancery highlight the need for increased oversight of financial advisors by corporations engaging in M&A…

Owen O. Denby, Brian Hoffmann.

Top five traps for the unwary in spin-offs

USA - April 29 2013 A wave of corporate breakups has swept through the United States over the last few years as investors have taken notice of the fact that smaller…

Thomas P. Conaghan.

Private equity myth busters: one year after Del Monte, is stapled financing dead?

USA - August 3 2012 More than a year after the Delaware Court of Chancery handed down its decision in In Re Del Monte Foods Company Shareholders Litigation, 25 A.3d 813 (Del. Ch. Feb. 14, 2011), there remains an abundance of uncertainty in the financing market as to whether stapled financing is still a viable source of buy-side financing in merger and acquisition transactions.

Rogan M. O’Handley, Gary B. Rosenbaum, Adam Spiegel.