M&A Practitioner Panel Discusses Delaware Takeover Cases

Editor’s Note: This post is part of the Delaware law series, which is cosponsored by the Forum and Corporation Service Company; links to other posts in the series are available here.

Recently, in the Mergers & Acquisitions course at Harvard Law School, several preeminent mergers and acquisitions practitioners and academics discussed questions regarding Delaware case law: Was the Time-Warner decision (Paramount Communications, Inc. v. Time Inc., 571 A.2d 1140 (Del. 1990)) Correctly Decided? Was the QVC Decision (Paramount Communications, Inc. v. QVC Network Inc., 637 A.2d 34 (Del. 1994)) Consistent With Time-Warner? And is the QVC Decision Sound In Corporate Finance Terms?

The panel consisted of Isaac Corré, Senior Managing Director of Eton Capital Management L.P.; Reinier Kraakman, Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; James Morphy, a partner and prominent mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; and Ted Mirvis, a partner and prominent litigator at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz who represented parties involved in these cases. Messrs. Morphy and Mirvis are both member of the advisory board of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. Moderating the discussion was Vice Chancellor Leo Strine, Jr.

The video of the panel is available here. (video no longer available)

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