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Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website

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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 all conducted meetings and moved forward on projects of interest to members of the group at the recent Spring Meeting of the Section in Montreal. For program materials relating to that meeting, see the Programs Sumcommittee page here.

The latest issue of Deal Points (Spring 2016) is here and includes two articles focused on Canadian M&A considerations along with an article by John Hughes on the meaning of “plainly material” in the context of disclosure-based M&A litigation claims following the Delaware Chancery Court’s recent ruling in In re Trulia.

Ashley Hess, Tatjana Paterno and Tania Djerrahian of our Committee recently gave a highly successful webinar presentation entitled Roadmap of an M&A Transaction as part of the Section’s Business Law Basics series and more than 1,000 people registered for it. The program materials are available to download here and you can listen to the audio 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 Sumcommittee page here.

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.

M&A Lawyers' Library

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

 Sub Committees

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Business Law Section Annual Meeting

September 8, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Our committee will be meeting at the Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Click on the link above for further details - the meeting is now open for registration and additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
 
Section Events

    Introduction to Corporate Governance

    07/28/2016-07/28/2016

    The presentation will provide listeners with a basic understanding of: What corporate governance is; the multiple state and federal laws that affect corporate governance and how those laws interact; how director independence is defined in different contexts and why it is important; director fiduciary ...

    From Enron to Volkswagen: the Critical Importance of Governance, Culture, Compliance and Ethics

    08/11/2016-08/11/2016

    The recent revelation by Volkswagen of its installation of software which operated emissions controls only in the presence of testing, and the fraudulent reporting of compliance with emission control standards clearly surpasses the governance and financial fallout associated with the downfall of Enron ...

    Negotiating the M&A Deal: A Potpourri of Practical Pointers

    08/18/2016-08/18/2016

    A panel of seasoned M&A practitioners from major law firms will examine some of the tricky and potentially contentious issues that arise in acquisitions of privately held and publicly traded companies. The panelists will focus on provisions that are often misunderstood or improperly drafted by transactional ...

Committee Resources

Annual Survey of Judicial Developments Pertaining to Mergers and Acquisitions
Deal Points - Spring 2016
Deal Points - Spring 2016 (EPUB)
Past Issues of Dealpoints Newsletter
2016 Spring Meeting Materials
2015 Annual Meeting Materials
2015 Spring Meeting Materials
2014 Annual Meeting Materials
2014 Spring Meeting Materials
2013 Annual Meeting Materials
2013 Spring Meeting Materials
2012 Annual Meeting Materials
2012 Spring Meeting Materials
Program Materials from the 2011 Winter Stand-Alone Committee Meeting
Program Materials from the 2010 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Program Materials from the 2009 ABA Annual Convention
Program Materials from the 2009 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Archive of the February 12, 2009 Program on the BCE Transaction
Program Materials from the 2008 Fall Committee Meeting
Program Materials from the 2008 ABA Annual Convention
Program Materials from the 2008 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Program Materials from the 2007 ABA Annual Convention
Program Materials from the 2007 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Program Materials from the 2006 ABA Annual Convention
Program Materials from the 2006 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Committee Treatises and Other Publications
Current and Past Issues of The Business Lawyer
Update on New York Powers of Attorney
Index to the Annual Survey of Developments in M&A Law
ABA Legal Opinions Resource Center
(Additional resources are posted under the Programs and International Subcommittee tabs above)

Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BL-MA@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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Leadership

Chair:

Whittaker, Scott
More About the Committee

Vice-Chairs:

Chu, Wilson
Griffin, James
Hughes, John
Muller, Jennifer

Committee Roster  

Modified by Graham Hunt on May 24, 2016

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