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Mergers & Acquisition

Summer 2013 |
The Summer 2013 edition of The Deal Compass discusses deals announced in May 2013 and includes developments on previously announced deals. Five strategic transactions valued above $500M were announced in May 2013. May 2013 also yielded six going-private transactions valued above $100M.

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Corporate Governance

July 2013 | Holly Gregory
In her regular column on corporate governance issues, Holly explores recent developments in independent board leadership and discusses key considerations when selecting a board leader. The article, “Independent Board Leadership,” was published by PLC’s Practical Law Journal in the July 2013 issue.


July 10, 2013 | Adam Hemlock, Eric Hochstadt, Steven Reiss, Joshua Bachrach
Weil Antitrust/Competition partners Adam Hemlock, Eric Hochstadt, and Steven Reiss and Antitrust/competition associate Joshua Bachrach discuss the implications of the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice’s resignation.

Securities Enforcement & Litigation

June 25, 2013 | John Neuwirth, Michael Aiello
John Neuwirth, Co-Head of Weil’s Securities Litigation practice group, and Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s Corporate Department and Co-Head of its New York Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions practice group, examine the Delaware Court of Chancery’s decision in Boilermakers Local 154 Retirement Fund v. Chevron Corporation, in which the court upheld director-adopted forum selection bylaws.

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

June 18, 2013 | Sylvia Mayer, Alexander Wood, Peter King, Uwe Hartmann
Weil Business Finance & Restructuring partners Sylvia Mayer and Alexander Wood and Corporate partners Peter King and Uwe Hartmann discuss the Board of the Co-operative Bank’s comprehensive recapitalization plan. The plan marks the first use of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s “bail-in” powers.

Class Actions

June 25, 2013 | Holly Loiseau
Weil Complex Commercial Litigation Holly Loiseau authored an article regarding the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant, in which the Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act does not permit courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of class arbitration on the ground that the cost of individually arbitrating a federal statutory claim exceeds the potential recovery.

Technology & Intellectual Property

June 1, 2013 | Sandhu, Charan J., Osterman, Jeffrey D., Krpata, Kyle C.
Technology & IP Transactions partners Charan Sandhu and Jeffrey Osterman, and Private Equity/Mergers & Acquisitions partner Kyle Krpata have co-authored a Practical Law Company Practice Note, “Patent Portfolio Acquisitions,” which discusses key considerations for evaluating and acquiring patent portfolios. The Note also explores recent trends in patent portfolio acquisitions, typical transaction structures and deal-making contexts, and key issues to consider when conducting patent portfolio due diligence and drafting and negotiating the provisions of a patent purchase agreement.

Employment Law

June 3, 2013 | Jeffrey Klein, Nicholas Pappas, and Courtney Fain
Weil Employment partners Jeffrey Klein and Nicholas Pappas and Employment associate Courtney Fain have co-authored an article which discusses the discrimination laws implicated in the design and implementation of employee wellness programs.


July 12, 2013 | Kimberly Blanchard
Weil Tax, Benefits, and Executive Compensation partner Kimberly Blanchard has authored the commentary “… Is Good for Garcia?” regarding the Tax Court’s recent decision in Garcia v. Comr. Reading that decision along with the IRS’s legal memorandum AM 2009-005, Ms. Blanchard discusses the US tax treatment of nonresident athletes who earn income from endorsement contracts.
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