Acquisitions

Survey: How Covid Is Affecting In-House Legal

Among the findings: Twenty-five percent said their budgets had been reduced. Workloads haven’t, however, in a few areas in particular…

Negotiating Second Request Discovery

A Hart Scott Rodino Second Request can be a major impediment to the completion of an M&A deal, and compliance can be a challenge. It…

Big Fines, Early Lessons, From The GDPR

The two biggest fines ever imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation were leveled by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office in July. Both dwarfed the €50 million ($56.3M) imposed by France against Google in January.

Deal Lawyers Take Note: Allies In Aborted Acquisition Find Their Diligence Wasn’t Privileged

A third party, claiming it has been maligned, sued the two partners and said it wanted to see their communications leading up to their decision to back out.

How The #MeToo Movement Has Changed M&A

The #MeToo movement has had a major effect on what investors and buyers are obliged to do in order to manage risk. This Today’s General…

Global M&A Starts Strong This Year, Will Drop Off

According to a forecast on the Baker McKenzie site, the first half of the year is likely to be more active than the second in…

Global M&A Starts Strong This Year, Will Drop Off

According to a forecast on the Baker McKenzie site, the first half of the year is likely to be more active than the second in…

Corruption Due Diligence For Domestic Acquisitions

Due diligence for bribery and corruption is routine for cross-border transactions. According to a forensic accountant writing in the FCPA Blog, the same rigor should…

$5 Million Legal Malpractice Verdict

A jury in a federal court in Detroit has imposed $5 million in damages for legal malpractice against a Michigan law firm that provided advice…

AT&T Threatens Litigation If DOJ Blocks Takeover

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says his company has no intention of selling CNN as part of the Time Warner takeover and will fight any attempt…

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