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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 will all be conducting meetings and moving forward on projects of interest to members of the group at the Committee’s upcoming Stand-Alone Meeting in Laguna Beach, details of which are contained under Upcoming Committee Meetings below. For CLE materials relating to programs sponsored by our committee at the Annual Meeting in Chicago in September 2017, see here. For other committee and subcommittee materials relating to that meeting, see the Programs Subcommittee page here

The latest issue of Deal Points (Fall 2017) is here and includes an article by Paul Davis and Allison Marks on the protection of minority shareholders in Canada, an article by A. Vincent Biemans and Diego E. Gómez-Cornejo on IP-driven earn-out disputes, an article by Craig Lee and Creighton Macy on potential criminal issues in antitrust reviews and an article by Neil Ruben and Austin Pendleton on recent Delaware case law relevant to drag-along provisions, 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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

These are our upcoming meetings:

  • January 26-27, 2018 - Annual Stand-Alone Meeting at the Montage Laguna Beach, CA (for registration and further details, including the meeting schedule, see here)
  • April 12-14, 2018 - Business Law Section Spring Meeting at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL (for registration and further details, including the meeting schedule, see here). The early bird deadline ends February 9, 2018.

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

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 Daniel Rosenberg on January 5, 2018

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