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HTMLNew York State Court Extends Common Interest Privilege to Merger Talks
Gregory A. Markel, William P. Mills, Brittany Schulman, Martin L. Seidel; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on December 10, 2014
In a December 4, 2014 decision, the New York Appellate Court, First Department, held that documents and discussions related to negotiation of a merger could be protected by the common interest privilege. The ruling represents a change in New York law which, unlike Delaware, previously limited the...

 

HTML2014 FERC Enforcement Report Emphasizes Internal Compliance Procedures, Self-Reporting, and Importance of Cooperation
Doron F. Ezickson, Gregory Kusel, Gregory K. Lawrence, Christopher J. Polito; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) 2014 Report on Enforcement (Report), issued on November 20, 2014, provides an overview of and statistics regarding FERC’s enforcement activities during the fiscal year 2014 within Enforcement’s...

 

Adobe PDFThe Fate of FERC Demand Response Order No. 745: Efforts to Adapt While the Judicial and Complaint Processes Play Out
Sohair A. Aguirre, Terence T. Healey, Gregory K. Lawrence, Lamiya Rahman; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
Since our last update regarding the D.C. Circuit’s vacatur of FERC Order No. 745 in Electric Power Supply Ass’n v. FERC ( “EPSA”), several developments have occurred in EPSA and related proceedings. The appeals process and related complaints at FERC will take time to play...

 

HTMLNo Control, No Conflict, No Problem
Joshua Apfelroth, Gregory A. Markel, William P. Mills, Martin L. Seidel; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
On October 24th, the Delaware Chancery Court dismissed a lawsuit challenging the merger of Crimson Exploration and Contango Oil & Gas. Minority Crimson stockholders alleged that Oaktree Capital Management, Crimson’s largest stockholder with a 33.7% stake, controlled Crimson and caused it...

 

HTMLFERC Revokes MBR Authorization of 26 Suppliers for Delinquent EQRs
Terence T. Healey, Kenneth W. Irvin, Katherine Vorhis; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On October 30, 2014, the Federal Energy Commission issued an order revoking the market-based rate (“MBR”) authorization of twenty-six (26) retail suppliers for failure to timely file Electric Quarterly Reports (“EQRs”). The FERC had notified these suppliers on October 9,...

 

HTMLFederal Court Decision in Allergan Control Battle Raises Serious Questions for New Takeover Technique
Joshua Apfelroth, Gregory A. Markel, William P. Mills, Martin L. Seidel; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
The Federal District Court’s November 4th ruling in Allergan, Inc. vs. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. raises “serious questions” for the takeover partnership employed by Valeant and Pershing Square in their hostile bid to acquire Allergan.

 

HTMLRisk Retention for Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: Fact Sheet
David Burkholder, Michael S. Gambro, Anna H. Glick, Stuart N. Goldstein, Robert Kim; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 3, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
On October 22, 2014, the federal regulatory agencies responsible for implementing regulations under Dodd-Frank finalized the risk retention rules for ABS transactions, including CMBS transactions. The final rules come more than three years after risk retention rules were originally proposed, and...

 

HTMLSkandia: Intra-Company Supplies Treated as Taxable Transactions for VAT Purposes by the Court of Justice of the European Union
Adam Blakemore, Catherine Richardson; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
On 17 September 2104, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) gave its preliminary ruling in the case of Skandia America Corporation USA, Sweden Branch v Skatterverket (C-7/13) (“Skandia”). The decision of the CJEU has been awaited with interest throughout...

 

HTMLM&A Update: Chancery Court Orders Financial Advisor to Pay Millions in Damages For Aiding and Abetting Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Gregory A. Markel, William P. Mills, Martin L. Seidel; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
On October 10, 2014, Vice Chancellor Travis Laster ruled that RBC Capital was liable to the former stockholders of Rural/Metro Corporation for $75.8 million - representing 83% of the total damages - for aiding and abetting breaches of the duty of care by Rural/Metro’s board in connection with...

 

HTMLNew MiFID I Consultation Paper Creates Further Challenges for Commodity Market Participants
Assia Damianova, Doron F. Ezickson, Jonathan H. Flynn, Antoinette Maginness, Nick Shiren; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
On 29 September 2014, ESMA published a consultation paper (the Consultation Paper) seeking industry feedback for guidelines relating to certain commodity derivatives, namely those falling under C6 and C7 of Annex I of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). One of the reasons for...

 


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