Mergers & Acquisitions LitigationPDF
With unrivaled knowledge of Delaware corporate law, Morris Nichols represents companies, boards of directors and special committees in litigation arising from contemplated or hostile transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. We work closely with our Corporate Counseling, Alternative Entity Counseling, and Commercial Transactions teams to anticipate potential issues before a transaction is announced, and develop informed strategies based on our deep understanding of the law and courts.
Our lawyers routinely handle a full range of M&A related disputes, including class and derivative breach of fiduciary duty actions, busted deal cases involving material adverse change provisions, claims involving activist shareholders; statutory appraisal actions; challenges to shareholder rights plans; and other transaction related litigation.
- Media Mention, 07.26.2021
Morris Nichols litigator Ryan Stottmann was selected to the 2021 Benchmark Litigation list of top emerging talent in litigation.
- Media Mention, 06.10.2021
Morris Nichols was ranked in The Legal 500 US, a nationwide guide to the foremost law firms in the United States.
- Media Mention, 05.19.2021
The M&A Journal recently featured commentary from the 33rd Annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute. Morris Nichols partner Bill Lafferty co-chaired the virtual conference in March 2021.
- Firm News, 05.03.2021
In April 2020, the Delaware Supreme Court heard arguments on Cigna’s appeal, and on May 3, 2021, affirmed the trial court’s decision and rejected bid for the $1.85 billion termination fee.
- Firm News, 12.09.2020
Morris Nichols is pleased to announce eleven law clerks employed by the firm were each issued a Certified Limited Practice License* (CLPL) by the Delaware Supreme Court this week.
- Morris Nichols Ranked in Twenty-Six Practice Areas in 2021 U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”Firm News, 11.05.2020
Morris Nichols was selected for inclusion in a range of Delaware business law areas, listed below, as well as a national tier for “Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions.” The rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, survey responses, and peer review.
- Firm News, 10.05.2020
- Firm News, 08.20.2020
Thirty-one Morris Nichols attorneys were recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 67,000 eligible attorneys.
- Firm News, 07.30.2020
- Publication, February 2021
Morris Nichols’ M&A Checklist summarizes key cases decided by the Delaware courts. Now updated for 2021 and available in PDF format, it is an essential tool for M&A dealmakers.
- Article, Bloomberg Law, 10.01.2020
In its 2020 session, the Delaware legislature passed a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law and the Delaware “alternative entity” statutes—the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act and the Delaware Statutory Trust Act.
- Delaware Supreme Court Rules on “Necessary and Essential” Condition for LP Books and Records DemandsClient Alert, 08.13.2020
The Delaware Supreme Court recently decided the case of Murfey v. WHC Ventures, LLC, No. 294, 2019 (Del. July 13, 2020), which involved a dispute over whether the plaintiff limited partners were entitled to certain books and records under the partnership agreement in question.
- Client Alert, 04.16.2020
As COVID-19 continues to affect the legal community and the world in various ways, Delaware courts and state agencies have issued orders concerning COVID-19 measures. Here, we have consolidated key Delaware law resources on the unfolding situation. Our attorneys are committed to serving our clients through this challenging time.
- Jon E. Abramczyk
- Thomas W. Briggs Jr.
- Megan Ward Cascio
- Matthew R. Clark
- Kevin M. Coen
- Alexandra M. Cumings
- John P. DiTomo
- Miranda N. Gilbert
- Sabrina M. Hendershot
- S. Mark Hurd
- Sarah P. Kaboly
- William M. Lafferty
- D. McKinley (Mac) Measley
- Daniel T. Menken
- Elizabeth A. Mullin
- Kenneth J. Nachbar
- Lauren K. Neal
- R. Judson Scaggs, Jr.
- Michael J. Slobom, Jr.
- Ryan D. Stottmann
- David J. Teklits
- Sara Toscano
- Susan W. Waesco
- Thomas P. Will