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The Perils of Failing to Define “Voting Power” in a Change of Control Clause
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2017

Socrates has been credited with the observation that "the beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." Whether Socrates ever actually said that

Due diligence, information and disclosure in M&A transactions in Norway
  • Gram Hambro & Garman As
  • Norway, Global
  • November 16 2017

A structured guide to due diligence, information and disclosure in merger and acquisition transactions in Norway

Nonvoting Common Stock: A Legal Overview
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2017

Dual-class stock structures have recently been the subject of significant commentary.1 Much criticism has been levied at companies with

Shortened T2 Settlement Cycle for Securities Transactions is Implemented
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2017

On September 5, 2017, the Securities Industry implemented a shortened standard settlement cycle for securities transactions from three business days

ASC Dismisses Application to Terminate Soliciting Dealer Arrangement
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 25 2017

Recently, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) released its decision in Re PointNorth Capital Inc., in which the ASC dismissed an application by

In Brief: Second Circuit Reaffirms Broad Scope of Bankruptcy Code’s Subordination of Shareholder Claims
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 11 2017

Section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code provides a mechanism designed to preserve the creditorshareholder risk allocation paradigm by categorically

Corp Fin refuses to allow exclusion of new form of proxy access fix-it proposal
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2017

It ain’t over till it’s over, as they say. You may have thought that, after the series of staff no-action positions allowing exclusion of so-called

SEC Concludes that Slock.It’s DAO Digital Currency Tokens are Securities
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2017

On July 25, 2017, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a report of investigation (Report) concluding that the digital

Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2017

Basic to any acquisition and its financing are the projections of the target's future performance. These play a key role in setting the price for the

The Eco Oro Decision: OSC Weighs in on Tactical Private Placements in the Context of Contested Shareholder Meetings
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada
  • July 5 2017

The Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) reasons in In the Matter of Eco Oro Minerals Corp. were recently released, providing important guidance