EUROPEAN PRIVATE EQUITY
JAPAN TO ALIGN WITH GDPR
UTILITY-OWNED RENEWABLE ENERGY
ATTRACTING COMMERCIAL CASES TO NEW YORK
COLLECTIVE ACTIONS IN EUROPE
DERIVATIVE CLAIMS IN BANKRUPTCY
Planning for Merger Reviews and Antitrust Inquiries in Case of a 'No-Deal' Brexit
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
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’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.