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Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website

ABA Section of Business Law


Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website

General Information

Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website. Our M&A subcommittees, taskforces and working groups will all be conducting meetings and moving forward on projects of interest to members of the group at the Business Law Section Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Austin and the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. For the committee and subcommittee materials relating to that and previous meetings, see the Programs Subcommittee page here. For materials relating to our CLE programs at that and previous meetings see below on this page under CLE Program Materials. For registration and further details (including the full meeting schedule), see here. The dial-in details for those unable to attend in person are:

Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada):
(866) 646-6488
International dial-in number:
(707) 287-9583
Conference codes:
3199473460 (Legal Project Management Subcommittee Meeting)
1856339215 (M&A Litigation Joint Task Force Meeting)
7465900121 (Short Form Agreements Joint Task Force Meeting)
4027564183 (Everything else)

Details of all our other upcoming meetings are contained under Upcoming Committee Meetings below.

The latest issue of Deal Points (Fall 2018) is here and includes a range of feature articles from practitioners around the world from working capital adjustments to the implications of UK Government's proposal for reviewing M&A on national security grounds to reps and warranties insurance trends in Europe and Latin America. As part of a new initiative by our Technology in M&A Subcommittee, it also includes the first in a series of actual law firm case studies demonstrating the use of technology and innovation in the legal practice. The issue also includes the usual short descriptions of and/or excerpts from upcoming publications or other M&A Committee work product and other subcommittee or task force content that should be of interest to Committee members.

The Deal Points Studies, available only to members of the Committee, are on the Market Trends Subcommittee page here. This includes our recently published 2017 Carveout Transactions Deal Points Study (an inaugural study on divisional sales), 2017 Strategic Buyer/Public Target Deal Points Study, 2017 ABA Canadian Public Target Deal Points Study, 2017 Private Target Deal Points Study and 2017 Buyer Power Ratio Deal Points Study.

Committee Materials

This is where you can find all of our various committee materials:

  • Our Deal Points Studies – on the Market Trends Subcommittee page here. These are only available to members of the Committee.
  • Our Deal Points Magazines – below on this page under Other Committee Resources.
  • Materials from our past CLE programs – below on this page under CLE Program Materials.
  • Materials from our past and upcoming committee, subcommittee and task force meetings – on the Programs Subcommittee page here.
  • The M&A Lawyers' Library – below on this page under M&A Lawyers' Library.
  • The Annual Survey of Judicial Developments Pertaining to Mergers and Acquisitions – below on this page under Other Committee Materials.
  • Anything else – below on this page under Other Committee Materials or on the homepage of the relevant subcommittee or task force (there is an expandable list under Subcommittees and Task Forces below on this page).

Upcoming Committee Meetings

These are our upcoming meetings:

  • September 13-15, 2018 - Business Law Section Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Austin and the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Advance/Online registration is now closed. Registration and ticket purchases must now be completed onsite.
  • January 25-26, 2019 - Annual Stand-Alone Meeting at the Montage Laguna Beach, CA. Registration and hotel accommodations are not yet available.
  • March 28-30, 2019 - Business Law Section Spring Meeting at the Vancouver Convention Center Fairmont Waterfront, Pan Pacific and Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Registration and hotel accommodations are not yet available.
  • September 12-14, 2019 - Business Law Section Annual Meeting at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. Registration and hotel accommodations are not yet available.
  • January 31 to February 1, 2020 - Annual Stand-Alone Meeting at the Montage Laguna Beach, CA (TBC). Registration and hotel accommodations are not yet available.
  • March 26-28, 2020 - Business Law Section Spring Meeting at the Boston Marriott Copley and Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. Registration and hotel accommodations are not yet available.
  • September 10-12, 2020 - Business Law Section Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers & The Gleacher Center (TBC) in Chicago, IL. Registration and hotel accommodations are not yet available.

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M&A Lawyers' Library

The M&A Lawyers' Library is a service of the M&A Jurisprudence Subcommittee of the M&A Committee. This collection of timely articles and memos on topics of interest to the M&A practitioner, available only to members of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Subcommittees and Task Forces  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

Leadership

Chair:

Chu, Wilson
More About the Committee

Vice-Chairs:

Chu, Wilson
Griffin, James
Hughes, John
Muller, Jennifer
O'Bryan, Michael
Pearlman, Jessica
Taylor, George

Advisor:

Lipton, Martin

Committee Roster  

Modified by Daniel Rosenberg on September 13, 2018

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