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AT&T Would Win a Fight With DOJ Over Time Warner Deal, Analyst Says

AT&T Would Win a Fight With DOJ Over Time Warner Deal, Analyst Says

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AT&T and the Justice Department could be on their way to a major court battle, which one analyst believes the company stands a strong chance of winning, CNBC reports.

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Dealmakers Increasingly Optimistic About M&A Market and U.S. Economy in Dykema Survey

Dealmakers Increasingly Optimistic About M&A Market and U.S. Economy in Dykema Survey

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Respondents to Dykema’s 13th Annual M&A Outlook Survey expressed an overall bullish viewpoint of the economy and U.S. M&A market, bringing a new level of optimism, not seen in several years.

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On-Demand: Successfully Navigating Open Source Software Issues in M&A

On-Demand: Successfully Navigating Open Source Software Issues in M&A

Event, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. EDT
Black Duck Software has posted online a complimentary webinar examining key open source software-related issues and deal points in M&A, licensing and other transactions.

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Post M&A Disputes: Breach of Indemnification Clauses in M&A Contract

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Baker McKenzie’s Global Arbitration News has posted an article discussing the difficult questions raised in both substantive and procedural law by indemnification clauses in share purchase agreements. 

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M&A Indemnification Provisions: Are You Drafting Unenforceable Time Limits?

M&A Indemnification Provisions: Are You Drafting Unenforceable Time Limits?

Contracts
In a merger-and-acquisition transaction, the convention is for the seller to make representations and warranties to the buyer regarding the target business, according to an article posted by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.

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Deal Protections and Remedies: A Study of Public Merger Agreements in 2016

Event, April 26, 1 p.m. EDT
Practical Law will discuss the survey results in a complimentary 60-minute webinar scheduled for April 26 at 1 p.m. EDT.

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Trump Appoints One of His Lawyers to Review Mergers

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Companies are hoping that the new Republican administration will be more permissive with mergers than the Obama administration was, The New York Times reports.

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Intellectual Property Liability Considerations for M&A Transactions

Intellectual Property Liability Considerations for M&A Transactions

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Keli Johnson Swan of Scott & Scott LLP offers some insight on a few key considerations to negotiate during any corporate transaction.

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Judge Blocks $54 Billion Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

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A federal judge blocked the $54 billion merger between health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna, saying the deal would increase prices and reduce competition, according to a report by The Washington Post.

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Public M&A Year in Review: Trends and Highlights from 2016

Event, Feb. 1, 1 p.m. EST
Practical Law’s What’s Market database tracks and summarizes publicly filed merger agreements so users can keep informed of market trends and new approaches to complex deal terms.

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Webinar: Top 5 Open Source Issues – Stories from the M&A Trenches

Webinar: Top 5 Open Source Issues – Stories from the M&A Trenches

On-Demand
The 60-minute webinar, titled “Top 5 Open Source Issues – Stories from the M&A Trenches,” is available on-demand afterward from Black Duck Software.

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Leveling Deal Activity And Optimism In Dykema’s 12th Annual M&A Outlook Survey

Leveling Deal Activity And Optimism In Dykema’s 12th Annual M&A Outlook Survey

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Respondents to Dykema’s 12th Annual M&A Outlook Survey predict a flat year ahead with steady deal flow, expressing an overall neutral viewpoint coinciding with the recent leveling off of the global M&A market.

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Salesforce Pushes Regulators to Block Microsoft’s LinkedIn Deal

Salesforce Pushes Regulators to Block Microsoft’s LinkedIn Deal

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The combative remarks hint at a renewed chill in the relationship between Salesforce and Microsoft,” writes CNN’s Seth Fiegerman.

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Mike Lynch’s Invoke Capital Aims to Replace M&A Lawyers With Robots

Mike Lynch’s Invoke Capital Aims to Replace M&A Lawyers With Robots

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Venture firm Invoke Capital is betting that a startup using artificial intelligence to “think like a lawyer” can automate due diligence in mergers and acquisitions and replace the armies of lawyers needed to close billion-dollar deals, reports Bloomberg Law.

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DLA Piper Advises Guardian Capital Partners in Carson-Dellosa Publishing Acquisition

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DLA Piper recently represented private equity firm Guardian Capital Partners in the acquisition of Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC, a provider of K-8 supplemental education content.

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Strengthening Oversight of M&A: Executive Summary

Strengthening Oversight of M&A: Executive Summary

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With merger and acquisition activity continuing to shift the business landscape, directors can benefit from learning the size and scope of this trend and how it relates to their board responsibilitie.

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Wal-Mart Reported to Be in Talks to Buy Web Retailer Jet.com

Wal-Mart Reported to Be in Talks to Buy Web Retailer Jet.com

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CNBC is reporting that Wal-Mart is eyeing a potential acquisition of Jet.com, an online retailer created to challenge Amazon, according to a Dow Jones report citing people familiar with the matter.

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U.S. Sues to Block Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana Mergers

U.S. Sues to Block Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana Mergers

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said the proposed mergers “would leave much of the multitrillion-dollar health insurance industry in the hands of three mammoth insurance companies,” reports The New York Times.

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Latham Advises Onex and Baring Asia on Thomson Reuters Acquisition

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Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia have announced their affiliated private equity funds have agreed to acquire the Intellectual Property & Science business (IP&S) from Thomson Reuters, for $3.55 billion.

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Time to Update Your Client Arbitration Agreements

Time to Update Your Client Arbitration Agreements

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The failure to incorporate new standards into fee agreements means not only that non-conforming provisions will be deemed unenforceable, writes Edward F. Donohue III of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

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