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Appraisal Decision Deducts Certain Merger Synergies from a Financial Buyer’s Deal Price and Establishes There is No Right to a Refund on Prepayments-Panera

USA - February 18 2020 In In Re Appraisal of Panera Bread Company (Dec. 31, 2019), the Delaware Court of Chancery found that the sale process relating to the $7.5 billion...

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

Delaware Supreme Court Decision on Director Independence Suggests to Some a Change in the Court’s Recent Approach- McElrath v. Kalanick

USA - February 3 2020 In McElrath v. Kalanick (Jan. 13, 2020), the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the Court of Chancery's decision that dismissed a derivative suit brought...

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

Court of Chancery Reaffirms High Bar for a Minority Stockholder to be Deemed a Controller- Essendant

USA - January 29 2020 In In re Essendant Inc. Stockholder Litigation (Dec. 30, 2019), the plaintiff-stockholders of Essendant, Inc. (the "Company") brought claims against...

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

Court of Chancery Confirms that, Post-Akorn, It Will Evaluate MACs Under the Traditional Framework-Channel v. Boston Scientific

USA - January 9 2020 Channel Medsystems, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corporation (Dec. 18, 2019) is the Delaware Court of Chancery's first decision issued since the...

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

M&APE: A quarterly round-up of key M&APE developments- Winter 2019

USA - December 20 2019 Importantly, the Business Roundtable (an influential group of almost 200 CEOs of America's most influential companies) issued a "Statement on the...

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