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Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

Publication Date: July 2017 Number of Volumes: 2
ISBN Number: 9781402429422 Page Count: 2310 pages

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Table of Contents to Vol. 1
Table of Contents to Vol. 2
Chapter 1: Corporate & Alternative Entities Companion 2017–2018 William M Lafferty ~ Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Chapter 2: Takeover Law and Practice Theodore N Mirvis ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Chapter 3: Recent Appraisal Decision Relies Solely on Merger Price to Determine “Fair Value”—And May Suggest Greater Receptivity to Downward Adjustments to Exclude Value of Synergies—Merion v. Lender Processing Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 4: Reaffirmation That Stockholder Vote Will Cleanse Non-Conflicted Controller Transactions and Even Those Transactions Approved By Boards That Allegedly Were Not Independent and Disinterested—Merge Healthcare Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 5: Court of Chancery Confirms Narrow Path for Success of Post-Closing Disclosure Claims—Nguyen v. Barrett Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 6: Court of Chancery Confirms Directors’ Self-Interest Does Not Exclude “Cleansing” Under Corwin—And Disclosure Is Sufficient If Stockholders Can “Stitch Together the Facts” to Infer Self-Interest—Columbia Pipeline Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 7: In Our View, Dell Has Not Increased the Risk of an Appraisal Award Higher than the Merger Price—But Highlights that a “Meaningfully” Competitive Sale Process Is the Key to Reducing the Risk Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 8: In Appraisal Case Involving Unusual Business Uncertainty, the Court of Chancery Rejects Sole Reliance on the Merger Price Despite “Robust” Sale Process—DFC Global Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 9: Unusual Facts Preclude “Cleansing” of Stockholder-Approved Merger, But the Power of Corwin Continues—Saba Software Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 10: Solera Decision Underscores (Again) Difficulties of Challenging a Transaction That Was Approved by Disinterested Stockholders Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 11: Court of Chancery Notes Uncertainty Whether Unocal Heightened Scrutiny Applies in Corwin Stockholder-Approved Transactions—Paramount Gold & Silver Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 12: Further Confirmation that Obtaining Post-Closing Damages in Non-Controller M&A Transactions Will Be Very Difficult for Plaintiffs—Comstock and Larkin Scott Luftglass ~ Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Chapter 13: No Eruption—Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Volcano Decision Applying Corwin Doctrine to 251(h) Tender Offers (February 10, 2017) R. Scott Falk ~ Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chapter 14: Earnouts—(Be)Devil is in the Detail (March 30, 2017) R. Scott Falk ~ Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chapter 15: Just How Preferred is Your Preferred? (May 9, 2017) R. Scott Falk ~ Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chapter 16: Selected Legal Issues Relating to the Selection and Implementation of Differing Forms of Consideration in M&A Transactions (March 13, 2017) Robert E Spatt ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Chapter 17: Social Issues in Selected Recent Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions, 2003–2017 Supplement (April 26, 2004, and March 16, 2017) Robert E Spatt ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Callistus N Udalor ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
John Finley ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Kenneth E Young ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Lily A Picon ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Michael T Holick ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Chapter 18: The Four-Ring Circus—Round Twenty-One; A Further Updated View of the Mating Dance Among Announced Merger Partners and an Unsolicited Second or Third Bidder (March 24, 2017) Robert E Spatt ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Eric M Swedenburg ~ Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Chapter 19: ‘Exes’ and the Attorney-Client Privilege C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 20: Attorney-Client Privilege: Misunderestimated or Misunderstood? (October 20, 2014) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 21: Judge Gets Common Interest Privilege Spot-On! (April 7, 2015) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 22: Ohio Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple (September 7, 2012) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 23: Caveat Corporate Litigator: The First Circuit Sets Back the Attorney Work Product Doctrine (Summer 2010) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 24: Good Golly Miss Molly!: The Attorney Work Product Doctrine Takes Another Hit (Winter 2012) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 25: The D.C. Circuit: Wrong and Wronger! (Winter 2015) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 26: A Tale of Two Judges (Summer 2012) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 27: Lawyers and the Border Patrol: The Challenges of Multi-Jurisdictional Practice (Summer 2011) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 28: Navigating State-Based Ethics Rules and Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements (September 21, 2015) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 29: Whistleblower Law: What Rights Do Ratting Lawyers Have? (March 14, 2014) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 30: The Rivera Precedent: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (May 2015) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 31: Squaring the Circle: Can Bad Legal Precedent Just Be Wished Away? (Winter 2014) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 32: “Positively 4th Street”: Lawyers and the “Scripting” of Witnesses (Summer 2014) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 33: Thus Spake Zarathustra (And Other Cautionary Tales for Lawyers) (Winter 2010) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 34: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Summer 2013) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 35: Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers? (Summer 2016) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 36: The End of Conflicts of Interest?: Courts Warm Up to Advance Waivers C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 37: The Legal Profession and Conflicts: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough? (Fall 2007) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 38: “Here’s Johnny!”: Carnacing the Future of the SEC’s Preemption Overreach (April 28, 2014) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 39: “Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered: Keeping Lawyers Out of the Slaughterhouse” (Summer 2015) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 40: In-House Counsel as Whistleblower: A Rat Without a Remedy? (August 21, 2008) C. Evan Stewart ~ Cohen & Gresser LLP
Chapter 41: Ethics Corner: “Inadvertent Disclosure—Traps Await the Unwary”
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