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M&A blog: Q2 2018 recap

Ninth Circuit Rules Tender Offer Disclosure Challenges Do Not Require Proof of Intent to Deceive

On April 20, 2018, the Ninth Circuit ruled that shareholder claims for false or misleading tender offer disclosures under Section 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 require a mere showing of negligence, rather than fraudulent intent (scienter).

UK Government Introduces Lower National Security Merger Review Thresholds

Under new measures coming into force on June 11, the UK government will have greater powers to intervene in mergers that potentially raise national security concerns due to the target's involvement in military and dual-use technologies and certain categories of advanced computer technology.

Breaking Multiple Records Across the Board

Cooley M&A partner Michal Berkner comments in Acquisition Daily on the active year in M&A dealflow. “Conditions continue to be ripe for high levels of cross border M&A activity in the months ahead – cash rich corporates, private equity and funds with unprecedented levels of dry power and ticking investment clocks, financing available on favorable terms, CEOs eager to grow their businesses faster than would be possible organically and a general acceptance that the uncertain regulatory and geopolitical conditions of recent times are the new normal.”

Related Contacts
Barbara Borden  Partner San Diego
Jamie Leigh  Partner San Francisco
Ben Beerle  Partner San Francisco
Michal Berkner  Partner London
David Bresnick  Partner London
Alfred Browne  Partner Boston
Matt Browne  Partner San Diego
Sonya Erickson  Partner Seattle
Joshua Holleman  Partner Washington, DC
C. Thomas Hopkins  Partner in Charge – Los Angeles Los Angeles, San Diego
Mike Lincoln  Vice Chair Reston, Washington, DC
Andrew Lustig  Partner Reston
Laura M. Medina  Partner Colorado
Kevin Mills  Senior Counsel Washington, DC
Garth Angelo Osterman  Partner San Francisco
Rama Padmanabhan  Partner San Diego
Yvan-Claude Pierre  Partner New York, Chicago
John Robertson  Partner in Charge – Seattle Seattle
Stephen Rosen  Partner London
Justin Stock  Managing Partner – London London
Steve Tonsfeldt  Partner Palo Alto
Miguel J. Vega  Partner Boston
Francis Wheeler  Partner Colorado
Christina Zhang  Partner in Charge – Shanghai Shanghai
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