London M&A partner Scott Simpson took part in PLI's 13th Annual "Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe" on March, 21, 2014, in London. Using a hypothetical based on recent deals, Mr. Simpson's panel, titled "Developments in Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity," addressed new structures in cross-border deals, activist investors, the rise of the "contested friendly deal," the changing role of independent directors and what's next in private equity deals, among other topics.

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