Friday, March 13, 2020

Skadden report on potential impact of coronavirus on businesses' operations and employees

In reading today’s Financial Times, Kate Beioley’s Corporate lawyers in high demand as coronavirus hits businesses (here -subscription required) caught my attention.  The informative article mentioned a recent Skadden report, Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update (here).  I thought the report provided a helpful overview of ways in which the coronavirus “may impact their [businesses'] operations and employees,” in areas including M&A activity, securities disclosures, securities litigation, annual meetings, supply chain disruptions, equity derivatives, commercial agreements, employment, and cybersecurity.  In particular, I found the discussion in the M&A section of a review of MAC provisions in 31 recent purchase agreements really interesting.  I encourage BLPB readers to review the report.

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Thanks so much for posting this. I also noted it and find the M&A/transactional implications of the COVID-19 pandemic of interest to lawyers and law professors alike. I am continuing to teach M&A in my Advanced Business Associations course after Spring Break and plan to raise this issue in class. I assume students also may find it to be of interest . . . .

Posted by: joanheminway | Mar 13, 2020 4:10:16 PM

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