This is a webcast of the live New York session.
Why you should attend
What better way to learn about M&A litigation than from the attorneys that litigate the nation’s most important M&A disputes and the judges who preside over them? We have assembled judges from the Delaware Supreme Court and the Court of Chancery - the most experienced and respected courts on M&A matters - and distinguished M&A litigators to give you their perspectives on the best ways to handle corporate M&A disputes.
Whether you are just embarking on a litigation career or are a veteran of fast-paced, high-stakes merger disputes, this course will give you unique insights into M&A litigation. Our stellar faculty will provide you with proven strategies and tips to handle successfully every phase of a merger dispute.
What you will learn
Join the masters of M&A litigation to learn about:
- Disputing stockholder communications before the stockholder meeting
- Litigating over the conduct of the meeting and the vote
- Invoking (or escaping) entire fairness review in third party deals
- Attacking and defending controlling stockholder takeouts
- Mastering Delaware’s evolving approach to deal protection measures
- Evaluating remedies tied to deal protection measures
- Understanding the continuing debate over “Don’t Ask-Don’t Waive” standstills
Who should attend
This program is directed towards litigators and deal attorneys at all levels of experience, as well as in-house counsel at companies that face M&A litigation.
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All times are E.D.T.
Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
1:30 Introduction and Opening Remarks
David R. Marriott
1:45 Addressing Disputes Over Stockholder Meetings
- Disputing Stockholder Communications Before the Stockholder Meeting
- What has Delaware done with the materiality standard?
- Can contractual restraints limit the duty of disclosure?
- How long do stockholders need to absorb supplemental disclosures?
- Litigating Over the Conduct of the Meeting and the Vote
- What standard of review applies to a tactical adjournment?
- Where does Delaware stand on “vote buying” after Crown Emak?
- Is the ability to split the voting power attributable to stock ownership from the economic interest an evil or a good?
A. Thompson Bayliss, Gary A. Bornstein, Stephen P. Lamb, Edward B. Micheletti
2:45 New Trends in Controlling Stockholder Litigation
- Invoking (or Escaping) Entire Fairness Review in Third Party Deals
- When are stockholders “competing” with one another for “portions of consideration” under Hammons?
- How have infoGroup and Synthes changed the landscape?
- When does Lynch’s concern about retaliation dissipate?
- How do Delaware courts treat control premiums?
- Attacking and Defending Controlling Stockholder Takeouts
- Did Southern Peru kill the benefit of the burden shift under Lynch?
- How has the “unified standard” changed the landscape?
- Does a Special Committee need the full power and authority of the Board?
Stuart J. Baskin, Anne C. Foster, William M. Lafferty, Hon. Henry duPont Ridgely
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Litigating Over Deal Protections in the Court of Chancery
- Mastering Delaware’s Evolving Approach to Deal Protection Measures
- What is left of Unocal scrutiny?
- Does “standard” deal protection get any review in Delaware these days?
- What happened to the business judgment rule?
- Evaluating Remedies Tied to Deal Protection Measures
- When should a court strike down portions of a merger agreement?
- Under what circumstances should a buyer “pay” for process flaws?
- When are damages the best remedy available?
- Understanding the Continuing Debate Over “Don’t Ask-Don’t Waive” Standstills
- What is the state of “Don’t Ask-Don’t Waive” provisions after Complete Genomics and Ancestry.com?
- When are “Don’t Ask-Don’t Waive” provisions legitimate (and when may they violate the Board’s fiduciary duties)?
Peter E. Kazanoff, Theodore N. Mirvis, Hon. John W. Noble, Pamela S. Tikellis
5:00 Program Adjourns
Stephen P. Lamb
~ Former Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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1Indiana: Considered a distance education course. There is a 6 credit limit per year.Running time and CLE credit hours are not necessarily the same. Please be aware that many states do not permit credit for luncheon and keynote speakers.
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4 Pennsylvania: A live webcast may be viewed individually or in a group setting. Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing. A live webcast viewed in a group setting receives live participatory credit if the program is open to the public and advertised at least 30 days prior to the program. Live webcasts viewed in a group setting that do not advertise at least 30 days prior the program will be considered "in-house", and therefore denied credit.
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