M&A 2017 Delaware Update: Standard of Deal Review, Appraisal Rights, D&O Fiduciary Duties
Implications of Important Rulings for Planning, Negotiating and Drafting Deal Documents
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss the implications of 2016 and 2017 Delaware court decisions for current and future M&A practice. The panel will discuss the anticipated impact of recent Delaware court rulings on the standard of review in the third-party merger context, appraisal rights actions and more.
- Key 2016 and 2017 Delaware rulings
- Standard for deal review
- Appraisal rights
- D&O fiduciary duties
- Private company merger issues
- Implications and best practices for M&A transactional attorneys and litigators
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How have the Delaware courts addressed the standard for deal review in recent cases?
- How will the 2016 and 2017 Delaware decisions reshape the way deals are structured and litigated?
- What are best practices for M&A transactional attorneys and litigators in 2017 and beyond?
Michael D. Allen
Richards Layton & Finger
Mr. Allen counsels corporations, officers, directors, boards and stockholders on transactional and advisory... | Read More
Mr. Allen counsels corporations, officers, directors, boards and stockholders on transactional and advisory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, proxy contests, stockholder meetings, and corporate governance issues. His practice also involves rendering legal opinions on Delaware corporate law issues and he is a frequent speaker regarding Delaware law developments.Close
Samuel T. Hirzel
Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel
Mr. Hirzel specializes in litigation in the Court of Chancery of the state of Delaware as both lead and Delaware... | Read More
Mr. Hirzel specializes in litigation in the Court of Chancery of the state of Delaware as both lead and Delaware counsel. He has litigated matters involving, among other things, class and derivative actions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, advancement and indemnification, appraisal, contested elections, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and alternative entities.Close
Patricia O. Vella
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
Ms. Vella regularly provides advice on corporate governance matters and a variety of corporate transactions for... | Read More
Ms. Vella regularly provides advice on corporate governance matters and a variety of corporate transactions for publicly traded and privately held corporations. She is often called upon to advise on mergers and acquisitions, financings, asset sales and other significant transactions. Her work includes structuring complex transactions and often involves counseling boards of directors and board committees.Close