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The Risks of Not Strictly Complying with a “No Shop” Clause

USA - September 13 2019 The recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision to deny a motion to dismiss in Genuine Parts Company v. Essendant Inc. provides worthwhile reminders…

Jane D. Goldstein, David.B Hennes, Logan Elliott Pettigrew, Paul S. Scrivano, Sarah H. Young

Use of 'ticking fee' in Novartis-AveXis transaction

USA - November 14 2018 On 6 April 2018 Novartis AG entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AveXis, Inc - a US-based, clinical stage gene therapy company - for…

Martin J. Crisp, Michael DiMaio, Marvin Tagaban

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

China, United Kingdom, USA - 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, Lisa H. Bebchick, Jane D. Goldstein, David.B Hennes, Jeffrey R. Katz, James T. Lidbury, Paul S. Scrivano

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…

Martin J. Crisp, Jane D. Goldstein, David.B Hennes, Paul S. Scrivano, 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…

Jane D. Goldstein, David.B Hennes, Paul S. Scrivano