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Pending legislation could thwart corporate inversions

Jul 3, 2014 By: Cory Hester

The recently proposed Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2014 is presenting concerns for companies considering reincorporating overseas

Attorney-client privilege addressed in merger agreements

Jun 19, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Companies entering into M&A agreements are addressing a decision by a Delaware court that held that attorney-client privilege generally passes to the buyer upon closing.

Safeway shareholders to vote on GMO labeling

Jun 4, 2014 By: Conor O’Brien

Investor Green Century Equity Funds is urging Safeway shareholders to vote in favor of a proposal that would require the company to identify products that contain GMOs.

Cannabis M&A grows as regulatory landscape changes

May 22, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

A new opportunity for M&A has grown in an industry that once seemed taboo: the cannabis industry.

Shareholders seek reports on sustainability

May 16, 2014 By: Conor O’Brien

Shareholders have been urging companies to implement a variety of sustainability reporting requirements this proxy season.

Hillshire’s acquisition of Pinnacle joins other recent branded food deals

May 14, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. will acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $4.3 billion cash-and-stock deal.

Alibaba continues run of Chinese e-commerce IPOs, highlights audit risks

May 8, 2014 By: Cory Hester

China-based Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. filed with the SEC on May 6 to launch an initial public offering that is currently valued at $1 billion

SEC commissioners issue joint statement on status of conflict minerals rules

Apr 30, 2014 By: Cory Hester

SEC Commissioners announced their belief that the implementation of the SEC’s conflict minerals rules should be delayed while their constitutionality is determined in court.

MFI stockholders retain attorney-client privilege in acquisition by Post

Apr 18, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Under the parties’ agreement and plan of merger, the stockholders and option holders of MFI Holding Corp. will retain the attorney-client privilege in the company’s acquisition by Post Holdings Inc.

Proxy supplements seek shareholder support for say-on-pay proposals

Apr 17, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

With mandatory say-on-pay votes in their fourth year, issuers are actively advocating to justify their compensation structures to shareholders.

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