Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website. Our M&A subcommittees, taskforces and working groups all conducted successful meetings and moved forward on projects of interest to members of the group at the recent Annual Meeting of the Section in Boston. For CLE program materials relating to that meeting, see here. For other committee and subcommittee materials relating to that meeting, see here.
The latest issue of Deal Points (Fall 2016) is here and includes articles by Paul Koenig of SRS Acquiom on the treatment in M&A agreements of attorney-client privilege related to pre-closing communications and by John Hughes on the evolving framework for assessing merger price in the search for fair value in the light of recent Delaware Court of Chancery rulings, including DFC Global.
Joel Greenberg, Rick Climan and Claudia Simon of our Committee recently gave a highly successful webinar presentation entitled Negotiating the M&A Deal: A Potpourri of Practical Pointers as part of the Section’s In the Know series. The program materials and audio are here. Earlier in the year Ashley Hess, Tatjana Paterno and Tania Djerrahian of our Committee gave a highly successful webinar presentation entitled Roadmap of an M&A Transaction as part of the Section’s Business Law Basics series and the program materials are here - look out for Part 2 of the program later in the year!
Members continue to appreciate the contributions of our M&A Jurisprudence Committee of timely articles and memoranda on topics of interest. The M&A Lawyers Library, which contains the cumulative work of that group, can be accessed in the following Section. The Deal Point Studies, available only to members of the Committee, have been updated for transactions occurring in 2014 and are on the Market Trends Subcommittee page here.
For materials relating to the Committee's CLE programs, past issues of Deal Points and some other committee materials see under Committee Resources below. For our other committee and subcommittee materials (including those for upcoming meetings) see the Programs Subcommittee page here.
The following are our upcoming meetings:
- January 27-28, 2017 - Annual Standalone Meeting at the Montage Laguna Beach, CA (not yet open for registration)
- April 6-8, 2017 - Business Law Section Spring Meeting at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA (for registration details see under Programs, Meetings and Events below)
- September 14-16, 2017 - Business Law Section Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and The Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL (not yet open for registration)