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 upcoming Spring Meeting of the Section in New Orleans, details of which are contained under Programs, Meetings and Events below. For CLE materials relating to programs sponsored by our committee the meeting, see here. For other committee and subcommittee materials relating to the meeting, see the Programs Subcommittee page here
The latest issue of Deal Points (Winter 2017) is here and includes an article by Rita-Anne O’Neill on the use of escrows and holdbacks in carveout transactions in the What’s New & Trending section and an article by Jingyi Li Blank on due diligence as a tool to understand Chinese buyers, as well as 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.
Women in M&A scholarship program: The Women in M&A Task Force has launched a new initiative aimed at female law students, starting with an invitation to female 1Ls at Harvard Law School to apply for an all-expense-paid trip to our meeting during the Business Law Spring Meeting in New Orleans from April 6 – 8, 2017. For further details see the materials posted under Women in M&A scholarship program on the Women in M&A Task Force website here.
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 last 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!
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, are on the Market Trends Subcommittee page here.
For materials relating to the Committee's recent and historic 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 recent and upcoming meetings) see the Programs Subcommittee page here.
The following are our upcoming meetings:
- 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)