Friday, March 13, 2020
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.