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Delaware Decision Highlights a Director May be Considered Non-Independent of a Controller Based on Having a Lower Income or Having Admired the Controller--BGC Partners

USA - October 7 2021 BGC Partners, Inc. Derivative Litigation (Sept. 20, 2021) involved a merger between entities that were controlled by the same person, Howard Lutnick…

Bret T. Chrisope, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, David J. Greenwald, Erica Jaffe, Randi Lally, Mark H. Lucas, Scott B. Luftglass, Brian T. Mangino, Shant P. Manoukian, Amber Meek, Philip Richter, Steven G. Scheinfeld, Robert C. Schwenkel, David L. Shaw, Peter L. Simmons, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Roy Tannenbaum, Gail Weinstein, Warren S. de Wied, Maxwell Yim.

Boeing Decision Continues Delaware’s Recent Trend Rejecting Early Dismissal of Claims Against Directors for Inadequate Oversight of Critical Risks

USA - September 28 2021 The Boeing Company Derivative Litigation (Sept. 7, 2021) is another in a series of cases in recent years in which the Delaware Court of Chancery has…

Bret T. Chrisope, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, David J. Greenwald, Erica Jaffe, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Randi Lally, Mark H. Lucas, Scott B. Luftglass, Brian T. Mangino, Shant P. Manoukian, Amber Meek, Philip Richter, Steven G. Scheinfeld, Robert C. Schwenkel, David L. Shaw, Peter L. Simmons, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Roy Tannenbaum, Gail Weinstein, Warren S. de Wied, Maxwell Yim.

Change in Approach by FTC Creates New Challenges for M&A Deals

USA - September 27 2021 In a memorandum issued to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff last week, Lina Khan, the new Chair of the FTC, indicated that the agency's…

Nathaniel L. Asker, Tobias Caspary, Bret T. Chrisope, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, David J. Greenwald, Erica Jaffe, Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr., Arthur Fleischer Jr., Randi Lally, Aleksandr B. Livshits, Mark H. Lucas, Scott B. Luftglass, Brian T. Mangino, Shant P. Manoukian, Amber Meek, Philip Richter, Steven G. Scheinfeld, Robert C. Schwenkel, David L. Shaw, Peter L. Simmons, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Roy Tannenbaum, Gail Weinstein, Warren S. de Wied, Maxwell Yim.

Court of Chancery Decision Underscores Need to Exclude “Willful Breaches” from the “Effect of Termination” Provision in a Merger Agreement—Yatra v. Ebix

USA - September 10 2021 Yatra Online v. Ebix (Aug. 30, 2021) serves as a reminder that, under the "effect of termination" provision in most merger agreements, a party's…

Bret T. Chrisope, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, David J. Greenwald, Erica Jaffe, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Randi Lally, Mark H. Lucas, Scott B. Luftglass, Brian T. Mangino, Shant P. Manoukian, Amber Meek, Philip Richter, Steven G. Scheinfeld, Robert C. Schwenkel, David L. Shaw, Peter L. Simmons, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Roy Tannenbaum, Gail Weinstein, Warren S. de Wied, Maxwell Yim.

M&A/PE Quarterly- A QUARTERLY ROUND-UP OF KEY M&A/PE DEVELOPMENTS

USA - July 26 2021 As widely reported, the number of SPAC IPOs so far in 2021 has already exceeded the total number in 2020, which itself saw an extraordinary surge in…

Bret T. Chrisope, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, David J. Greenwald, Erica Jaffe, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Dr. Juergen van Kann, Christian Kleeberg, Randi Lally, Ian Lopez, Mark H. Lucas, Scott B. Luftglass, Brian T. Mangino, Shant P. Manoukian, Amber Meek, Dan Oates, Philip Richter, Simon Saitowitz, Steven G. Scheinfeld, Robert C. Schwenkel, David L. Shaw, Peter L. Simmons, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Roy Tannenbaum, Gail Weinstein, Warren S. de Wied, Maxwell Yim.