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Private M&A deal trends: ABA updates market study

USA - April 28 2014 The M&A Market Trends Subcommittee of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section (ABA) earlier this…

Kevin C. Smith

Materiality scrapes trending upward in private M&A deals

USA - November 26 2013 A "materiality scrape" (or "materiality read-out") is a buyer-friendly provision that has become one of the most commonly negotiated points in…

Kevin C. Smith, William Greason

The state of “don’t ask, don’t waive” standstill provisions

USA - July 25 2013 The Delaware Court of Chancery recently issued two bench rulings and a memorandum opinion addressing "Don't Ask, Don't Waive" standstill provisions…

Marc A. Alpert

2012 proxy season: survey of proxy access proposals

USA - September 19 2012 Following the effectiveness of the SEC’s proxy access rule amendments in September 2011, shareholder proxy access proposals were submitted to at least 24 companies during the 2012 proxy season.

Marc A. Alpert

Boilerplate matters: are prohibited assignments permitted?

USA - September 19 2012 Assignment clauses are among the typical boilerplate provisions appearing in most contracts.

William Greason