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The Hot Topic
Long considered uncontroversial, appraisal rights actions are now at the forefront of M&A jurisprudence in Delaware and the practice of dealmaking in general. This Tulane panel examines the newly complex world of litigating appraisal cases.

Appraisal Slides

How it All Began
Louis Y. Fishman, of Fishman Haywood, looks back at the first Tulane conference as the thirtieth Corporate Law Institute welcomes a record number of participants to New Orleans.

Letter to the Editor
From Michael Schwartz of Wachtell, who represented AT&T in the litigation with NCR and in its subsequent acquisition of NCR.

Five Legal Risks
Lawyers from Morrison & Foerster examine the risks for companies conducting M&A transactions involving data and the associated technology platforms that analyze and process data. They look at due diligence practices around data rights, intellectual property, cybersecurity, product liability, and life cycle issues. They also assess how the risks they discuss can be successfully managed.


M&A on Bloomberg Radio

John Close on Bloomberg Radio
On the day Verizon announced its deal for Yahoo, Mr. Close talks about M&A more than way through the year. Although 2016 has been developing a reputation as tired year. But there is no reason to despair. "Slower" doesn't mean "slow".
Broadcast: July 25, 2016

The Bloomberg Advantage: Close Says 2015 M&A 'Ancient History'
John Close and Bloomberg's Ed Hammond discuss what we're likely to see in 2016. One thing looks certain--deal value and deal numbers will be down. But that's compared to 2015, a record year with mega-deals in force.
Broadcast: February 29, 2016

Whither M&A in 2015 and into 2016?
Listen to John Close, editor of The M&A Journal, discuss the future of dealmaking on the day Dell announced its $67 billion acquisition of EMC with Bloomberg's deal reporter Ed Hammond and the hosts of The Bloomberg Advantage Carol Massar and Corey Johnson.
Broadcast: October 12, 2015

A Giant Cow-Tipping By Savages
John Close, editor of The M&A Journal, discusses his book "A Giant Cow-Tipping By Savages" with the hosts of Bloomberg Radio's Taking Stock Carol Massar and Michael McKee.
Broadcast: April 13, 2015


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