Corporate & Commercial Litigation

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Morris Nichols lawyers have litigated many of the landmark cases that established the principles of Delaware corporate law and defined the fiduciary duties governing boards of directors of many major corporations in the United States. From the seminal Revlon case to the more recent landmark decision in MFW, we represent many of the world’s largest companies in litigation of national significance.

We advocate on behalf of corporations, directors, substantial stockholders, partnerships, limited and general partners, and limited liability companies in lawsuits involving challenges to mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions; takeover battles and proxy contests; busted deals; as well as class and derivative actions. We also represent special committees of independent directors in connection with reviewing conflict transactions and with the investigation of potential and pending derivative claims. In addition, we routinely handle matters involving complex valuations of Delaware corporations and alternative entities, as well as statutory proceedings before the Delaware Court of Chancery such claims for inspection of books and records; claims by directors for advancement and indemnification of their legal fees; and claims to compel an annual stockholders’ meetings.

Our market leading commercial litigation practice handles a wide range of disputes in the Court of Chancery, the Delaware Superior Court, and the District Court for the District of Delaware.

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Litigation Suite

The Morris Nichols Litigation Suite for visiting counsel features over 4,000+ sq. ft. of state-of- the-art technology. Your legal team will benefit from both individual offices that provide comfortable space for confidential matters as well as over-sized multi-purpose rooms which afford a collaborative war-room environment when necessary. MORE

Ranked Tier 1 in Chancery

Chambers recognizes Morris Nichols as "a preeminent firm with a high level of experience and expertise across a range of commercial disputes. Praised by market sources for its work in lawsuits concerning M&A, takeover battles and proxy contests, among other matters." 

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