"JPMorgan Chase/Bear Stearns: Splicing the Delaware Issues"
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive to follow; there will be no transcript for this webcast]
The recent JPMorgan Chase/Bear Stearns deal – with the help of the Federal Reserve – is the most talked about transaction in years. For lawyers, it provides interesting food-for-thought as the agreement contains a host of novel provisions. This webcast will provide analysis of these novel provisions (and any Delaware court opinion that may be rendered within the next few weeks) – and some practical guidance about what you should be doing as a result. Join:
- Larry Cunningham, Professor, George Washington Law School
- Steven Davidoff, Professor, Wayne State Law School
- Charles Elson, Director, University of Delaware Center for Corporate Governance
Among the topics of this program are:
- What significant anti-takeover provisions are in the amended merger agreement?
- How does the provision work that calls for the parties to work in good faith to restructure the deal if Bear Stearn's shareholders turn it down?
- What is the JPMorgan Chase guarantee – and how does it work? How about the NYC building option and the Section 203 provision?
- How valid are the attacks against the fairness opinions delivered in the deal?
- Why was there a discussion of a 39.5% share exchange and what would be the Delaware law on it?
- How about the abandoned, uncapped 19.9% option - was that valid under Delaware law?
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