Mergers and Acquisitions (CLE)

What’s Next in the M&A Market: Potential Hurdles and State Tax Considerations


Companies engaging in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions often don’t consider the multistate tax aspects of the deal until the transaction is ready to close. Retroactive sales tax exposure is one item addressed by the purchasing company in the due diligence process and often leaves the seller surprised at the discovery of unexpected liabilities.

Managing M&A Transactions: Practical Tips and Strategies in Closing a Deal


As trends and developments in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market continue to totter, deals and transactions are up for another bustle of activities. Although M&A activities in 2019 are lesser compared to the previous years, dealmakers must properly navigate lessons learned to ensure excellent deal results in 2020. Additionally, a seamless M&A transaction management is another essential factor to be carried out.

Utilizing Consumer Surveys in Merger Investigations and Class Action Cases: Practical Guide


As the volume of merger activities increases, regulators are also intensifying their crackdown on potential antitrust violations. Recognizing the insufficiency of traditional market share measures in revealing the potential competitive impact of a planned merger, governments and parties are now shifting to the assessment of purchasing decision processes instead. Customer surveys, carefully done, can provide a better way to understand consumer behavior and predict market outcomes post-merger.

The Rise of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs): How to Minimize Securities Litigation Risks


The use of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to raise capital through Initial Public Offering (IPO) is significantly becoming popular today because of its efficiency and cost-saving benefits. However, consequent to its rapid growth are stricter legal and regulatory probes from the SEC as well as other risk issues including negotiation time constraints and conflicts of interest that could create several threats of litigation.

What’s New for M&A Landscape: Trends, Developments, and Legal Challenges


The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape is expected to become more active as businesses strive to position themselves for a better economic standing amid the uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 crisis. With the continuously emerging changes, M&A activities are anticipated to thrive in several business sectors including digital and technology, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), IPOs, and consumer markets.

What’s New for Non-Compete Law: Trends, Developments, and Critical Issues Explored


The ever-changing landscape of non-compete law continues to give rise to significant developments that companies need to be aware of. Recently, several new state laws have been adopted to limit non-compete agreements’ enforceability, thus, further complicating matters for employers. At the federal level, the Freedom to Compete Act has been introduced in the Senate to prohibit non-compete pacts for minimum wage earners. Moreover, with a pandemic in the backdrop, many other issues have also emerged.

M&A Transactions: 10 Common Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Next Acquisition


With the economic downturn that the pandemic has brought in the global business landscape, merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions have been an attractive option for many sectors and companies seeking to survive and easily adapt in a post-COVID-19 economy. However, apart from the opportunities M&A deals provide for businesses, these transactions also present several critical concerns that must be carefully considered and addressed. Now more than ever, companies and their lawyers must be conversant with important considerations and must be equipped with practical know-how before venturing into an M&A activity to ensure that risks are well mitigated.

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