Area of focus

Special Committee and Independent Director Representations

We regularly counsel independent directors and special committees of boards of directors in a broad range of conflict transactions requiring independent counsel. These include management...

Representative experience

The transactions committee of the board of directors Knology, Inc. in its US$1.5bn acquisition by WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone.

The independent board members of Elster Group on the US$2.3bn acquisition of all outstanding American Depositary Shares of Elster by a Melrose PLC subsidiary.

The special committee of the board of directors of S1 Corporation on the publicly disclosed evaluation of strategic alternatives, including a going private transaction.

The independent directors of CoorsTek, Inc. on its going private merger with Keystone Holdings LLC.

The special committee of the board of directors of FBR Asset Investment Corporation on its US$1.2bn merger with Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc.

The special committee of the board of directors of a NYSE-listed company on the acquisition of an operating division from its controlling shareholder.

The special committee of the board of directors of Firecom, Inc. on the acquisition of shares held by minority public shareholders by majority inside holders.

The special committee of the board of directors of a technology company in connection with a recapitalization transaction with its controlling shareholder.

The special committee of the board of directors of a corporate JV, on a public U.K. company’s proposal to acquire the JV.

Lehman Brothers as financial advisors to the special committee of Hallwood Realty Partners’ general partner’s board of directors in connection with a merger.

The special committee of the board of directors of a mutual company on its de-mutualization and initial public offering.

The special committee of the board of directors of CNL Hotels & Resorts, on the proposed acquisition of an external advisory business.

The special committee of the board of directors of Hatteras Financial Corp. on its US$1.5bn acquisition by Annaly Capital Management.

The special committee of the board of trustees of American Homes 4 Rent regarding various matters including its management internalization.

The independent directors of Victoria PLC in relation to proposals put to the company.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc on arrangements with its controlling shareholder.

An insurance company in relation to the policy holders' committee.

The chairman of a UK listed company on a dispute in relation to pension arrangements.

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We are just weeks away from knowing more of the details of the much-vaunted United States tax reform package, a central pillar of the Republican Party’s legislative program for...

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Corporate News - November 2016

A monthly newsletter covering topics of interest in the field of UK corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, listed companies, equity capital markets, corporate governance and...

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Our Shareholder Activism Practice, Learn More

Activist investors have been busier than ever, with no signs of slowing down. In 2015, a record-setting 355 activist campaigns were announced against U.S. companies. And activists’...

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New York Rejects Extension of Common Interest Doctrine to Parties in M&A Transactions in the Absence of Pending or Anticipated Litigation

On June 9, 2016, New York State’s highest court held that disclosures of privileged communications to a third party must be made in the context of pending or reasonably anticipated...

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Following Delaware’s Lead, New York Adopts Business Judgment Rule for Controlling Shareholder Going-Private Mergers Where Certain Minority Shareholder Protections are Present

In In the Matter of Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., Shareholder Litigation (In re KCP), New York State’s highest court applied the business judgment rule in a challenge to a one-step, ...

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2015 M&A Year in Review - Our Shared Success

Our approach to M&A is built upon four cornerstones that distinguish Hogan Lovells when it comes to structuring, negotiating, and executing your M&A transactions and achieving your...

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