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"Controlling Shareholders: The Latest Developments"

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

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Recent years have seen seismic changes in the standards of review that courts in Delaware and other states use to evaluate transactions involving controlling shareholders, as well the circumstances that will result in a minority shareholder being viewed as a controller. Come hear a panel of three leading transactional lawyers share insights on the standards of review that apply to different types of transactions involving controlling shareholders, key considerations in structuring a controlling shareholder transaction, and how to reduce the risks of controlling shareholder status. Join:

  • Brad Davey, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
  • Keith Hallam, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Cliff Neimeth, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Melissa Sawyer, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Among the topics of this program are:

  • What does recent case law say about when a minority shareholder will be regarded as a controlling shareholder?
  • What can a large shareholder do to avoid controlling shareholder status?
  • What are the key considerations in structuring a deal with a controlling shareholder?
  • How do courts look at transactions involving differential consideration?
  • Do different standards apply to privately held corporations?


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