On March 12, New York M&A partner Brandon Van Dyke joined a panel discussion titled “It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals" at PLI's “Doing Deals 2014: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice,” held in New York and webcast live. Topics included strategies for bidder approaches and target responses, effective charter and bylaw provisions, new strategies in poison pills and case studies on hostile bids.