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Quarterly Corporate / M&A Decisions Update Series

Below is our Corporate / M&A Decisions Update covering decisions in the second quarter of 2021. This update is designed to highlight selected important M&A, corporate, and...

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In re Pattern Energy Group Inc: risks to directors and officers in not maximizing stockholder value

In a 200+ page decision, the Court of Chancery in In re Pattern Energy Group Inc. Stockholders Litigation, (C.A. No. 2020-0357-MTZ (Del. Ch. May 6, 2021)) declined to dismiss putative...

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In re Tilray, Inc. Reorg. Litigation: DE court finds founding members to be control group

In In re Tilray, Inc. Reorganization Litigation (C.A. No. 2020-137-KSJM (Del. Ch. June 1, 2021)), the minority shareholders of Tilray, Inc. alleged that the defendants breached their...

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Snow Phipps Group v. KCAKE Acquisition: DE addresses MAE based on COVID-19 impact

In Snow Phipps Group, LLC v. KCAKE Acquisition, Inc. (C.A. No. 2020-0282-KSJM), the Delaware Court of Chancery ordered specific performance of a US$550 million acquisition, rejecting the...

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In re Appraisal of Regal: deal-price-less-synergies valuation method is “first among equals”

The court’s decision in In re Appraisal of Regal Entertainment Group (C.A. No. 2018-0266-JTL (Del. Ch. May 13, 2021)) is the most recent in a line of cases confirming that the...

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LDC Parent v. Essential Utilities: DE court on who should resolve purchase price adjustment dispute

In LDC Parent, LLC v. Essential Utilities, Inc. (C.A. No. N20C-08-127-MMJ-CCLD (Del. Super. Apr. 28, 2021)), the Delaware Superior Court held that a post-closing purchase price adjustment...

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Manichaean Capital v. Exela Tech: DE courts rule on “reverse veil piercing” claims

In Manichaean Capital, LLC v. Exela Tech., Inc. (C.A. No. 2020-0601-JRS (Del. Ch. May 25, 2021)), the Court of Chancery ruled as a matter of first impression in Delaware that plaintiffs...

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2021 securities, shareholder, and M&A litigation outlook
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Despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presented to the legal profession – including early court closures, the rise of "virtual" legal proceedings, and the financial...

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Quarterly Corporate / M&A Decisions Update Series

These updates are designed to highlight selected important M&A, corporate and commercial court decisions on a quarterly basis. The updates contain brief summaries of each decision with...

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