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Corporate Finance/M&A

03 October 2018
Elena Georgiou The 'dark' side of the data room: disclosure dangers in M&A and finance transactions

European Union - Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

The disclosure, transfer and processing of data raises concerns at several stages of the due diligence process during a transaction and undoubtedly makes things more complicated. Unless companies can navigate their way around the rules set out by the General Data Protection Regulation, it is highly likely that they will encounter significant difficulties and potential data protection breaches in the context of due diligence work undertaken for M&A transactions.

Author: Elena Georgiou
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Lisa H Bebchick Delaware courts consider whether minority stockholders are controllers: Oracle and Tesla reviewed

USA - Ropes & Gray LLP

Recent decisions in Tesla and Oracle offer new insight into how the Delaware Court of Chancery will evaluate whether, in a conflicted transaction, a minority stockholder is a controller and therefore subject to the elevated entire fairness standard of review. The Tesla litigation arose from Tesla's merger with Solar­City, while in Oracle, stockholders challenged Oracle's acquisition of NetSuite.

Authors: Lisa H Bebchick, Martin J Crisp, Marc Feldhamer, Benjamin J Dionne
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