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Past Event
9 September 2014
University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Il 60611


  • Jodi A. Simala
    T +1 312 701 7920
  • Nina L. Flax
    T +1 650 331 2070

PLI’s Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

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

Why you should attend

The M&A markets were relatively flat throughout 2013, punctuated by episodic but unsustained bursts of activity. By contrast, 2014 appears to be off to a more robust start. 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 several years give way to greater stability and optimism in 2014? 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 private M&A
  • Ethical challenges in M&A transactions
  • What you need to know about M&A litigation

Who should attend

This seminar is geared to attorneys in private practice, in-house counsel, and other business professionals who seek a practical overview of key issues that arise in the dealmaking process.

Mayer Brown partner Jodi Simala will speak on a panel titled “Ethical Issues for the Corporate Lawyer.”

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