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Past Event
20 September 2012


  • Jodi A. Simala
    T +1 312 701 7920

PLI’s Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2012

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

September 20, 2012

Why you should attend

After a rather tepid start to the year, the M&A markets have begun to show signs of renewed life in 2012. The variability in deal activity creates uncertainty and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. Will the tough markets of the last year give way to greater stability and optimism in the second half of 2012?  How will buyers and sellers adjust their behavior in response to recent experience? How will economic developments drive merger strategy and tactics? How should companies be preparing for approaches by activists? Join our expert faculty of lawyers, general counsels, regulators and investment bankers as we explore the fascinating state of M&A and the trends you need to be aware of for the year ahead.

What you will learn

  • Tactics for dealing with activists and proxy advisors
  • The latest technology in deal protection and relevant developments in Delaware Law
  • Trends in spinoffs, carveouts and divestitures
  • Ethical challenges in M&A transactions
  • SEC and antitrust developments

Partner, Jodi Simala will speak in the afternoon session on a panel entitled, “Corporate Carveouts, Divestitures and Spinoffs.”  For more information and to register please click here.

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