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Fried Frank M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2022

USA - July 13 2022 The Goldstein v. Denner (May 26, 2022) litigation arose out of the $11.6 billion cash acquisition of Bioverative, Inc. (which had recently been spun…

Amber Banks (Meek), Nathaniel L. Asker, Tobias Caspary, Bret T. Chrisope, Adam B. Cohen, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, Andrea Gede-Lange, David J. Greenwald, Erica Jaffe, Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr., 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, 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 Accepts, "With Trepidation," at Motion to Dismiss Stage, a "Novel Theory" of Liability for Directors--Garfield

USA - June 6 2022 In Garfield v. Allen (May 24, 2022), the Delaware Court of Chancery accepted, "with admitted trepidation," what it called a "novel theory" advanced by…

Amber Banks (Meek), Bret T. Chrisope, Adam B. Cohen, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, Andrea Gede-Lange, David J. Greenwald, Erica Jaffe, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Randi Lally, Mark H. Lucas, Scott B. Luftglass, Brian T. Mangino, Shant P. Manoukian, Joshua D. Roth, 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

Fried Frank M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2022

USA - April 28 2022 In Sorenson Impact Foundation v. Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (Apr. 1, 2022), computer hackers intercepted the email communications of a…

Amber Banks (Meek), Nathaniel L. Asker, Angela Becker, Tobias Caspary, Bret T. Chrisope, Adam B. Cohen, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, Andrea Gede-Lange, David J. Greenwald, Erica Jaffe, Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr., 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, Dan Oates, 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

Far-Reaching Rules Proposed by SEC Would Transform SPAC Process to Make It More Burdensome than a Traditional IPO

USA - April 5 2022 On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules that would eliminate many of the current benefits for a private company…

Amber Banks (Meek), Andrew B. Barkan, Lee T. Barnum, Stuart A. Barr, Daniel J. Bursky, Bret T. Chrisope, Adam B. Cohen, Andrew J. Colosimo, Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, Andrea Gede-Lange, David J. Greenwald, Mark S. Hayek, Brian Hecht, Erica Jaffe, Randi Lally, John Lawrence, Mark H. Lucas, Scott B. Luftglass, Meredith L. Mackey, Brian T. Mangino, Shant P. Manoukian, Ashar Qureshi, John Satory, Steven G. Scheinfeld, Ezra Schneck, Robert C. Schwenkel, David L. Shaw, Peter L. Simmons, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Roy Tannenbaum, Joshua Wechsler, Gail Weinstein, Warren S. de Wied, Maxwell Yim

Court of Chancery Clarifies Delaware Law on “Sandbagging”—the Arwood Decision and Related Practice Points

USA - March 21 2022 “Sandbagging,” in the context of an M&A transaction, refers to the situation in which a buyer, prior to closing, knows that the seller’s…

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