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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.

 

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Claims That SPAC Directors, Sponsor Breached Fiduciary Duties Survive Motion to Dismiss

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.

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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Named a Law360 2022 “Regional Powerhouse” in Delaware

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.

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Client News

CDK Global Defeats Motion to Enjoin $8.3 Billion Merger With Brookfield

Paul, Weiss secured the denial of a preliminary injunction motion seeking to halt the $8.3 billion merger between CDK Global, Inc. and Brookfield.

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Client News

Nuance Wins Dismissal of Shareholder Suit Stemming from $19.7 Billion Sale to Microsoft

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.

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Publications

Andy Bouchard Discusses Delaware Court of Chancery in Am Law Q+A

Litigation partner Andy Bouchard was featured in a Q+A in The American Lawyer’s latest “Litigation Daily” column.

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Client News

QAD Defeats Preliminary Injunction Against Shareholder Vote in Challenge to Thoma Bravo Merger

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.

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Events

Alexia Korberg to Discuss Enforcing Corporate Agreements in Practising Law Institute Program

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.

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Client News

Goldman Sachs Wins Dismissal of Aiding and Abetting Claim in Delaware Chancery Court

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.

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Delaware Court of Chancery Enforces Unambiguous Terms of Advance Notice Bylaw

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. 

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Publications

What SPAC Sponsors, Directors and Officers Can Do to Mitigate Their Litigation Exposure

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.

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Client News

Citigroup Wins Dismissal of Aiding and Abetting Claim In Delaware Chancery Court

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.

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Client News

Symbiont Wins Victory and $70 Million Damages Award in Delaware Chancery Court

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.

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Client News

Chancery Judge Rules Boston Scientific Must Complete Channel Medsystems Deal

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.

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