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Observations On Atlassian's Proposed Model Term Sheet
Earlier this week, Atlassian published its form acquisition letter of intent under the banner of The M&A Process is Broken: It's outdated, inefficient and combative.
United States
5 Sep 2019
2019 M&A And Public Company Checklists
For 2019 updates to my M&A and Public Company Report Checklists.
United States
5 Sep 2019
California Public Company Board Gender Diversity Study
See link for article on California Public Company Board Gender Diversity Study:
United States
5 Sep 2019
2019 Corporate Governance Public Reports For Tech And Energy Companies
Click on links to access newly updated 2019 reports on corporate governance profiles for public companies in the technology sector and, separately, the energy sector.
United States
5 Sep 2019
Orrick Releases Report Card On Compliance With New California Law Requiring Female Directors On Public Company Boards
The gender diversity report is Orrick's latest examination of corporate governance practices among the nation's public companies.
United States
14 Aug 2019
New California Employment Law May Impact Acquired Employees' Compensation In The M&A Context
Effective January 1, 2018, California Labor Code Section 432.3 was amended to, among other things, prohibit any employer – public or private – from "seek[ing]" salary and compensation history from applicants for employment.
United States
14 Jun 2019
"Open For Business" Mantra Takes Hold – And SEC Streamlines
Recent developments demonstrate that the SEC Staff is taking to heart the "Open for Business" mantra propagated by political appointees from the recent change in administrations.
United States
13 Jun 2019
BlackRock Talks…And U.S. Companies Must Listen
In BlackRock CEO and Co-founder Larry Fink's annual letter to companies on January 16, he issued a call to action for companies to have "a clear sense of purpose."
United States
13 Jun 2019
Orrick Unveils Major Study On Corporate Governance Of Nation's Tech Sector
Orrick today released a groundbreaking new study examining the corporate governance structures of every U.S. incorporated company in the Dow Jones Technology Sector Index
United States
7 Jul 2017
Orrick Releases Novel Corporate Governance Study Of Bay Area Public Companies
Orrick has unveiled an unprecedented new study examining the corporate governance structures of the largest public companies in the Bay Area, including tech industry leaders.
United States
12 Apr 2017
German Corporate Law Update: Important Changes In Acquisitions And Investments
Less than 18 months from now, the new European Data Privacy Regulation ("GDPR") will take effect.
24 Mar 2017
Ed Batts Discusses New Bill Targeting Proxy Advisory Firms
Ed Batts, Global Co-Head of Orrick's M&A and Private Equity group, recently spoke with The Wall Street Journal regarding a proposed bill to regulate proxy advisory firms.
United States
22 Sep 2016
Ed Batts Authors Article On Limits To Director Compensation
Ed Batts, Global Co-Head of Orrick's M&A and Private Equity team, has authored an article on how recent decisions by the Delaware courts have placed limits on director compensation.
United States
13 Sep 2016
The Delaware Plaintiff's Bar Mines A New Vein Of Liability: Limits On Director Compensation
Compensation committees composed of independent outside directors were created as the check-and-balance guardians against management compensation engorgement.
United States
7 Sep 2016
ValueAct Settlement Marks Record Penalty In Heightened Agency Efforts Against HSR Act Violations
Where is the line drawn between acquisitions of securities made "solely for the purpose of investment" on one hand, and influencing control, thereby requiring regulatory approval, on the other hand?
United States
21 Jul 2016
Congressional Move May Significantly Affect Activist Strategies
In March, a group of Democratic senators introduced legislation, currently sitting with the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, to tame the purported disclosure skulduggery...
United States
12 May 2016
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