• Himawan v. Cephalon, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-09
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard L. Renck, Oderah C. Nwaeze, John J. Soroko, Wayne A. Mack, Jessica Priselac and Joseph J. Pangaro of Duane Mor-ris LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin Shannon and J. Matthew Belger of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jay P. Lefkowitz, Matthew So-lum, Shireen A. Barday, Amanda B. Elbogen and Z. Payvand Ahdout of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68417

    The court allowed a breach of contract claim to proceed where it was unclear whether a defendant used commercially reason-able efforts, but plaintiffs failed to state a claim for tortious interference and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

  • The American Lawyer

    White & Case Nabs Another DLA Piper Defector in Chicago

    July 23, 2018

    In its first lateral hire since launching a Chicago office last month, White & Case has recruited from another global legal giant to supplement its ranks in the Windy City.

  • EMSI Acquisition, Inc. v. RSUI Indem. Co.

    Publication Date: 2018-02-14
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Philip Trainer, Jr., Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE; Lauren Neal Bennett, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Stephen C. Hackney and Timothy W. Knapp, Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Michael F. Duggan and Emily Kara Silverstein, Marks O'Neill, O'Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C.; Wilmington, DE; Kevin A. Lahm, Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68039

    Major shareholder exclusion under D&O liability policy did not exclude coverage, where exclusion language subject to multiple interpretations and therefore ambiguous, and was accordingly construed against insurer.

  • The Boeing Co. v. Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2017-12-27
    Practice Area: Contracts | Damages | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Aerospace
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William M. Lafferty, John P. DiTomo, and Barnaby Grzaslewicz, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Craig S. Prims, Michael A. Glick, and Tracie L. Bryant, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC; Eric F. Leon, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: John A. Sensing and Jesse L. Noa, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Evan R. Chesler, Darin P. McAtee, Timothy G. Cameron, and J. Wesley Earnhardt, Caravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D67982

    Defendant entitled to counsel fees after successfully asserting counterclaim, pursuant to fee-shifting provision of parties agreement, but not to interest on fees where agreement made no provision for interest.

  • National Law Journal

    National Security Reviews of Cross-Border Deals Get Slower, Tougher

    September 21, 2017

    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, an interagency group that reviews foreign investments for national security concerns and is chaired by the Treasury secretary is reviewing a record number of mergers and acquisitions involving foreign and U.S. companies.

  • The American Lawyer

    Deal Watch: Summer Sees Payment Systems Mergers Heat Up

    July 28, 2017

    July was a busy month for billion-dollar M&A deals, as the European market began to show signs of recovery from a Brexit-induced shock, although the ensuing transactional trauma did not prove to be as devastating as initially feared. The sales of several payment systems companies this month generated key roles for nearly a dozen large firms.

  • The American Lawyer

    Deal Watch: Skadden Snags Top Spot for First Half M&A

    July 09, 2017

    Despite early uncertainty about market volatility, global M&A activity is up 2 percent compared to last year, totaling $1.6 trillion for the first half of 2017, according to league tables released by Bloomberg LP and Thomson Reuters Corp. Skadden topped league tables when measured by number of deals by value during the first half.

  • The American Lawyer

    Deal Watch: Kirkland Scores on Deere, Idera Deals

    June 04, 2017

    Kirkland & Ellis, which has been busy this year on the transactional and bankruptcy fronts, has picked up M&A roles for one of the world's largest farm equipment manufacturers and one of its many private equity clients.

  • The American Lawyer

    Deal Watch: Kirkland, Cleary, Paul Weiss Score on Chemical, Cable Mergers

    May 29, 2017

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Kirkland & Ellis and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison grabbed key roles on the $14 billion merger between chemical giants Huntsman Corp. and Clariant AG, as well as another $2.36 billion deal that will create the nation's sixth-largest Internet and cable operator.

  • The American Lawyer

    Deal Watch: Kirkland, Cleary, Paul Weiss Score on Chemical, Cable Mergers

    May 29, 2017

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Kirkland & Ellis and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison grabbed key roles on the $14 billion merger between chemical giants Huntsman Corp. and Cla