Section Newsletter Articles on Mergers and Acquisitions
FTC/DOJ propose changes to the 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines
Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law
, December 2009
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice plan to determine whether the Horizontal Merger Guidelines should be updated to reflect the legal and economical developments since the 1992 Guidelines took effect.
Time for a governance “tune-up”
Corporate Law Departments
, July 2009
As the dust (hopefully) begins to settle during this time of bank and market uncertainty, and a lull continues for bank M&A activity, it may be just the time to review your institution’s governance structure, documents, and mechanisms to bring them up to date (including incorporation of appropriate “best practices” under Sarbanes-Oxley), to provide important alternatives and flexibility for responding to M&A and other corporate opportunities, and to generally put the institution in a position to better respond to market opportunities and events as they unfold.