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|M&A Technology Due Diligence Update 2014|
Duncan C. Card; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014The perfect storm created by the intersection of (on the one hand) the dramatic increase in the business use of cloud computing, open source software, prolific social media, the emergence of Big Data, wireless mobile devices (including for Board meetings), and the alarming increase in cyber...
|Québec - Language Requirements: Court Rules to Keep Trademark Exception for Public Signs and Posters and Commercial Advertising|
Pablo Guzman, Julio Mena, Marc Philibert; Davis LLP / Davis SENCRL/SRL;
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014The Superior Court of Québec, under the pen of Justice Michel Yergeau, granted a declaratory judgment that maintains the status quo of the well-known trademark exception for public signs and posters and commercial advertising. The awaited decision on April 9, 2014 settled the question...
|Revised Uniform Act Brings Major Innovations for Sub-Saharan OHADA Member States|
Denis Bandet, Hervé Castelnau, Thibaut Kazemi, Laurent Vandomme; Jones Day;
April 10, 2014, previously published on March 2014On January 30, the Organization for Harmonization of Business Law in Africa ("OHADA") adopted a revised Uniform Act on Commercial Companies and Economic Interest Groups (the "Revised Act"). The Act will enter into force on June 30 and be directly enforceable in the 17...
|FTC Accepts License of Data As a Remedy in CoreLogic's Acquisition of DataQuick|
Katherine M. Brockmeyer, Craig A. Waldman, Thomas D. York; Jones Day;
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 2014The Federal Trade Commission has approved CoreLogic Inc.'s acquisition of DataQuick Information Systems Inc. on the condition that CoreLogic license its property value data to a new entrant in the market for national assessor and recorder bulk data for properties in the United States. This case...
|Facebook Announces Purchase of Oculus VR, a Virtual Reality Gaming Company|
Irene Lu, Stephanie L. Zeppa; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
April 4, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014On March 25th Facebook announced the social media company’s plans to acquire Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion. Oculus is best known for its forthcoming product, Oculus Rift, a virtual reality gaming headset. By offering expansive 3D views and technology that reacts to a user’s...
|Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corporation: Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Standard of Review for Interested Transactions|
Joseph C. Schoell; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 2014In Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp., --- A.3d ---, No. 334, 2013 (Del. March 14, 2014), the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the finding of the Delaware Court of Chancery that, in certain circumstances, a transaction with a controlling stockholder may be protected by the business judgment rule, if the...
|Mergers and Acquisitions for Academic Medical Centers|
Jan E. Murray; Foley & Lardner LLP;
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014Academic Medical Centers and teaching hospitals (AMC/TH) are increasingly choosing to affiliate in some manner with other health care providers in order to surmount significant industry challenges. The first quarter of 2014 saw several hospital mergers and acquisitions announced including two that...
|Registration Requirements Eased for Brokers and Financial Advisors in M&A Transactions|
Daniel I. DeWolf, Louis Froelich; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014We are often asked whether a financial advisor or business broker may advise on mergers and acquisitions and similar business combinations of a privately held company in a stock transaction without having to register as a broker-dealer. Until recently, the answer was no, as it would violate the...
|Delaware Supreme Court: Controller Buyout Mergers can be Reviewed under Business Judgment Rule|
Clifford E. Neimeth; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 27, 2014, previously published on March 19, 2014In a significant case of first impression, the Delaware Supreme Court (“Delaware Supreme Court”), in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp. (“M&F Worldwide”), No. 334, 2013 (Del. Mar. 14, 2014), unanimously affirmed that a controller’s buyout of its subsidiary in a negotiated...
|UK's New Competition Law Enforcement Authority|
Vincent P. Brophy, Matt Evans, Francesco Liberatore; Jones Day;
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 2014As of April 1, 2014, the UK will have a new competition law enforcer. To date, the UK has been unusual among European Union (EU) Member States in having two distinct competition authorities, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC). They will now be replaced by a...