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Sullivan & Cromwell discusses Berkshire Hathaway's Civil Penalty for Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Violation

Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $896,000 concerning its conversion of notes into voting securities of USG Corporation in December 2013, which was more than five years after Berkshire’s HSR Act filing to acquire an initial USG stock position and thus past the expiration date of the original HSR. 548 more words

Finance & Economics

Grad School

So today was my first day of graduate school. I was super nervous, but I felt a lot better meeting my entire cohort in our Research Methods class, which is going to be a shit ton of reading, mixed with the theory class AND my history class, not to mention my undergraduate biology class I have to take. 497 more words

Personal

Kirkland & Ellis discusses Shareholder "Books and Records" Demands after the Wal-Mart Decision

A recent Delaware Supreme Court decision highlights the growing risks to companies of extensive statutory “books and records” demands that recently have become a favorite in the toolkit of plaintiffs’ lawyers and even activist shareholders conducting what are often speculative fishing expeditions under the guise of investigating alleged corporate wrongdoing. 836 more words

Corporate Governance

Void

Those who tried to fill the void with passion, were engulfed by it’s flames.
m.a.

White & Case discusses DC Circuit's CFIUS Ruling

On July 15, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC Circuit) ruled that if the President, pursuant to his powers under the Exon-Florio Amendment to the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), deprives a foreign acquirer or investor in the United States of its constitutionally protected property interests, the foreign acquirer or investor must be accorded certain due process protections. 650 more words

International Developments

Morrison & Foerster discusses Tax Inversions

Alongside the more typical summer fare, such as coverage of the best beach reading and the latest action movie blockbuster, this summer the media have been abuzz with seemingly daily reports on the latest so-called “inversion” transactions shifting a U.S.-based multinational corporation’s tax residence offshore. 2,050 more words

M & A

Hospira eyes possible merger with French Danone

Hospira has emerged as a bidder for Danone’s medical-nutrition unit, which makes food for the sick, young and elderly, in a deal that could be worth about $5 billion and is the latest in a flurry of tax inversion deals designed to sidestep U.S. 117 more words

MedTech