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The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisitions Law News - Q2 2018

USA, United Kingdom, China - August 8 2018 The second quarter of 2018 saw interesting decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery in a variety of areas. Specifically, Tesla and Oracle provide...

Carl P. Marcellino, David.B Hennes, Paul S. Scrivano, Jeffrey R. Katz, John E. Sorkin, Lisa H. Bebchick, James T. Lidbury.


Delaware Supreme Court Cautions that “Partial and Elliptical Disclosures” Cannot Support the Application of Corwin Business Judgment Review

USA - July 12 2018 On July 9, 2018, the Delaware Supreme Court held in Morrison v. Berry that Corwin business judgment review will not apply to stockholder-approved...

David.B Hennes, Paul S. Scrivano, John E. Sorkin, Martin J. Crisp, Peter L. Welsh.


Ninth Circuit Splits from Five Other Circuits; Requires Only a Showing of Negligence for Claims Under Section 14(e) of the Exchange Act

USA - May 8 2018 On April 20, 2018, in Varjabedian v. Emulex Corp., the Ninth Circuit held that Section 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requires only a...

David.B Hennes, Paul S. Scrivano, John E. Sorkin.


Approval of Enhanced Advance Notice Bylaws

USA - April 24 2018 On April 3, 2018, the Superior Court of Washington for King County issued a decision affirming the use of enhanced advance notice bylaws and finding...

Anne Hancock, Paul S. Scrivano, Jeffrey R. Katz.


Updated Guidance (and Ground Rules) for Controlling Stockholder Deals

USA - March 7 2018 The Delaware Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp. (“MFW”)1 provided business judgment rule protection for controlling...

Paul S. Scrivano, Sarah H. Young.