Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
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Clients with major transactions routinely face shareholder and other litigation seeking to block or enforce a deal. As experienced and business-savvy litigators, we are able to fend off many such cases, often breaking new legal ground in the process.
Ability to Take High-Stakes Cases to Trial Distinguishes Paul, Weiss in Delaware, Partners Tell Law360
Litigation partners Andrew Gordon, Jaren Janghorbani and Andy Bouchard spoke with Law360 in a feature on Paul, Weiss’s Delaware practice.
The Delaware Court of Chancery recently held on a motion to dismiss that it was reasonably conceivable that the directors of a special purpose acquisition company and its sponsor breached their fiduciary duties.
Awards & Recognition
Law360 recognized Paul, Weiss as a 2022 “Regional Powerhouse” in Delaware for its pivotal work handling some of the biggest, most high-profile matters in the state.
Paul, Weiss secured the denial of a preliminary injunction motion seeking to halt the $8.3 billion merger between CDK Global, Inc. and Brookfield.
Paul, Weiss secured the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit and related motion for attorneys’ fees brought in connection with Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of our client, Nuance Communications, Inc., a provider of speech and imaging software.
Litigation partner Andy Bouchard was featured in a Q+A in The American Lawyer’s latest “Litigation Daily” column.
In this issue of the Paul, Weiss Delaware M&A Quarterly, we discuss several decisions of significance to the M&A practice issued during the fourth quarter of 2022.
Representing a special committee of the board of QAD Inc., Paul, Weiss fended off a stockholder’s preliminary injunction motion seeking to block a shareholder vote on QAD’s $2 billion merger with private equity firm Thoma Bravo.
Litigation partner Alexia Korberg will present a session on “When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate,” as part of the Practising Law Institute’s Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2023 program.
Paul, Weiss won a victory for Goldman Sachs at the Delaware Court of Chancery, when Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III dismissed a claim that Goldman aided and abetted breaches of fiduciary duty in its role as a financial advisor to Genomic Health, Inc.
The Delaware Court of Chancery recently upheld a board’s rejection of a stockholder nomination notice due to noncompliance with the unambiguous terms of the corporation’s advance notice bylaw relating to stockholder nominations of directors.
- Securities Litigation
- Financial Institutions
- Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
- White Collar & Regulatory Defense
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Capital Markets
- Susanna M. Buergel
- Jessica S. Carey
- Geoffrey R. Chepiga
- Lewis R. Clayton
- Andrew J. Ehrlich
- Brad S. Karp
- Daniel J. Kramer
- Gregory F. Laufer
- Raphael M. Russo
- Audra J. Soloway
- Daniel S. Sinnreich
- Robert J. O'Loughlin
The explosive growth in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) is starting to generate significant amounts of litigation. In this alert, we survey notable SPAC litigation trends and recommend what SPAC sponsors, directors and officers can do preemptively to minimize litigation exposure.
Paul, Weiss won the dismissal of a claim that our client, Citigroup, aided and abetted alleged breaches of fiduciary duty in its role as a financial advisor to Tesaro, an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company.
Paul, Weiss secured a resounding victory for Symbiont.io, Inc. in its lawsuit against Ipreo Holdings, LLC, IHS Markit Ltd. and certain of their affiliates in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Paul, Weiss won a major trial victory for client Channel Medsystems in the first case since the Delaware Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 decision in Fresenius v. Akorn to evaluate whether a merger party was justified in terminating a merger agreement on Material Adverse Event (MAE) grounds.