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  • Planning for Merger Reviews and Antitrust Inquiries in Case of a 'No-Deal' Brexit
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Alexander Kamp, Nick Wolfe
    As the U.K.’s March 29, 2019, exit date from the European Union approaches, companies involved in merger reviews or antitrust investigations should pre-emptively address the risk of a “no-deal” Brexit. Though an unlikely scenario given the mutual interest of the U.K. and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome, an agreement on the terms of exit is not a foregone conclusion.
  • Spotlight on No-Poach Agreements Continues, Expands to New Industries
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Paul M. Eckles, Karen Hoffman Lent, Matthew M. Martino, Tara L. Reinhart
    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has continued to expand his efforts to eradicate the use of no-poach agreements by employers. Given the success of his investigation thus far, the flurry of private lawsuits that have followed and the DOJ’s signaled interest in no-poach agreements, companies that engage in such agreements should be prepared for governmental scrutiny as well as private litigation from former employees.
  • Continued Efficiencies in the Commercial Division
    New York Law Journal
    Patrick G. Rideout, Giyoung Song

    New York’s Commercial Division continues to adopt changes emphasizing efficiency, innovation and agility in order to attract high-stakes complex commercial cases. The most recent initiatives involve promoting early dispositions of material aspects of cases, using technology during discovery and cracking down on perceived gamesmanship with respect to brief length.