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HTMLFully Informed Vote of Disinterested Stockholders Results in Business Judgment Rule Protection in Post-Closing Review of Merger
Gregory A. Markel, William P. Mills, Brittany Schulman, Martin L. Seidel; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2015, previously published on October 5, 2015
In an October 2, 2015 decision, Corwin, et al. v. KKR Financial Holdings LLC., et al., the Delaware Supreme Court clarified that once a merger closes, as long as it has been approved by a fully informed vote of the disinterested stockholders, the standard for reviewing the board’s conduct...

 

Adobe PDFSecuritisation: Keeping it Simple?
Bruce C. Bloomingdale, Robert Cannon, Merryn Craske, Stephen Day, Angus Duncan; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2015, previously published on October 1, 2015
On 30 September 2015, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published a proposal for a regulation (the “Proposed Regulation”)1 intended to harmonise existing EU laws applying to securitisations (including proposed changes to the EU risk retention rules) and to create a...

 

HTMLHong Kong Competition Commission Consults on Draft Cartel Leniency Policy
Simon H. Berry, Alec J. Burnside, Viola Jing, Michael Liu, Jane Ng; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2015, previously published on September 29, 2015
On September 23, 2015, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the Commission) released a draft leniency policy for undertakings engaged in cartel conduct (the Policy) for public consultation. Feedback is invited by the deadline of October 23, 2015.1

 

HTMLDelaware Court Leaves Ousted Executive on His Own for Legal Fees
Gregory A. Markel, William P. Mills, Brittany Schulman, Martin L. Seidel; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2015, previously published on September 21, 2015
In a September 11, 2015, decision, the Delaware Chancery Court denied a former officer and director advance reimbursement of legal fees in a dispute with his company, despite his insistence that multiple corporate documents and Delaware law entitled him to advancement. The opinion underscores the...

 

HTMLFCA and Ofgem Question Adequacy of Commodity Firms’ Compliance and Market Abuse Controls
Doron F. Ezickson, Adam Topping; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2015, previously published on September 11, 2015
In the most recent edition of its regular market conduct and transaction reporting-focused ‘Market Watch’ publication, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) provides a review of commodities firms’ compliance and governance structures, with particular regard to...

 

HTMLNew DOJ Policy Regarding Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing
Jodi L. Avergun, Raymond Banoun, Bret A. Campbell, Peter B. Clark, Adam S. Lurie; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2015, previously published on September 10, 2015
On September 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new policy regarding individual accountability for corporate misconduct. The policy, described in a memo authored by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates1, posits that “one of the most effective ways to combat corporate...

 

HTMLDelaware Court Finds Dole Executives Personally Liable for Millions in Damages for Defrauding Stockholders in Buy-Out and Undermining Special Committee Process
Richard M. Brand, Gregory A. Markel, William P. Mills, Brittany Schulman, Martin L. Seidel; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015
In its August 27th post-trial opinion, In re Dole Food Co., Inc. Stockholder Litigation, the Delaware Chancery Court held Dole executives David Murdock and Michael Carter personally liable for $148 million in damages for undermining and interfering with the special committee’s efforts to...

 

HTMLThe Second Circuit Denies Midland’s Request For Rehearing On Its Decision That Upended Longstanding Principles of Lending Law
Nathan Bull, Scott A. Cammarn; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015
On August 12, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied Midland Funding, LLC and Midland Credit Management (collectively, “Midland”)’s petition for panel rehearing, or, in the alternative, rehearing en banc, of the Second Circuit’s recent...

 

HTMLInitial Decision Finds that BP Manipulated 2008 Natural Gas Market in Texas
Sohair A. Aguirre, Doron F. Ezickson, Paul J. Pantano, Mary Treanor; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015
On August 13, 2015, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) issued an initial decision in which she found that BP America Inc. et al. (“BP”) manipulated the natural gas market in Texas for over...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege Again in In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.
Jodi L. Avergun, Bret A. Campbell, Adam S. Lurie, Katherine Preston; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015
On August 11, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted a petition by Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (“KBR”) for a writ of mandamus in order to protect KBR’s assertion of attorney-client privilege over its prior internal investigation of alleged violations of...

 


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