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Goodmans Presents: Recent Legal Developments in the M&A Market: A Cross-border Perspective


Lawyer Stephen Halperin


Thursday, February 9, 2012
Goodmans, LLP
Toronto, Ontario

12:00 - 12:30pm
Panel Discussion
12:30 - 2:00pm


Steven M. Davidoff, The NY Times Deal Professor and a professor of law at Ohio State University


David Katz and Marc Wolinsky of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Stephen Halperin and Jonathan Lampe of Goodmans LLP

M&A markets and practice in Canada and the United States are continually evolving. While similar issues frequently arise on both sides of the border, they often manifest themselves in different ways – some subtle and some not-so-subtle. These differences can have important consequences for the deal making process and, because of the relative absence of borders in North American capital markets, should be understood by M&A professionals whether or not they are involved in cross-border transactions. It is in this context that our panellists will discuss a number of current topics of interest in the M&A market from both the Canadian and U.S. perspective, including:

  • Take-over Bid Defences
  • Reverse Break Fees, Deal Protection and Other Trends in Deal Terms
  • The Role of MAC Clauses
  • 13D/Early Warning/Insider Reporting Considerations
  • Proxy Fights and Shareholder Activism
  • Merger Review and Investment Canada Processes