Tariq Mundiya is Chair of the Litigation Department at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Mundiya has spent much of his career working on high stakes M&A and takeover litigation, including some of the most contentious takeover, restructuring and corporate battles in recent times. He was involved in securing the adoption of a deferential “business judgment” review standard in the highest courts in Delaware and New York for “going private” transactions involving controlling stockholders. Mr. Mundiya argued on behalf of a the special committee of independent directors in the landmark MFW decision. In re MFW Stockholder Litig., 88 A.3d 365 (2015). In 2016, Tariq successfully persuaded New York’s highest court to adopt the same standard in another “going private” transaction for Kenneth Cole – it was the first case under New York law to apply the business judgment rule to a going-private transaction where the transaction was conditioned on the dual protections of a “majority of the minority” voting provision, and the transaction was approved by a committee of independent directors. In re Kenneth Cole Shareholder and Derivative Litig., 27 N.Y.3d 268 (2016).
Tariq continues to represent corporations, boards of directors, independent committees, investment funds, and private equity firms in complex securities and derivative actions.