Recent Trends in US Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
Kenneth R. Thompson, II
Senior Vice President and Global Chief Legal Officer, LexisNexis, USA
Sam Snider, Vice President & Lead Acquisition Counsel, LexisNexis, USA
In 2010 mergers and acquisitions (‘M&A’) activity rebounded from recent lows with U.S. activity up 16.3% in 2010 over 2009. With this rebound came a number of new new structural developments, which generated a number of M&A-related caselaw developments. When combined with a wave of decisions arising from mid-crisis transactions, 2010 was an active year for M&A caselaw on a number of fronts.
This article updates our article ‘Recent Trends in US Mergers and Acquisitions: Litigation and Regulatory Actions’ published in the Spring, 2010 edition of the International In-house Counsel Journal , for cases decided during 2010.
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