PLI To Explore M&A Trends And Developments

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 01:00

The new financial climate presents new challenges for M&A practitioners making it critical to stay abreast of the latest developments and trends. To explore this new environment, the PLI has planned a two-day seminar for Thursday and Friday, January 22 and 23 to take place in its New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York City starting at 9 a.m on both days and finishing at 5:30 on day one and 4:30 on day two.

The speakers will include Richard A. Goldberg, program chair, Dechert LLP; Corinne Ball, Jones Day; Jonathan A. Knee, senior managing director, director of media program, Columbia Business School, Evercore Partners; Bruce R. Kraus, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; Carolyn Joy Lee, Jones Day; Eric Simonson, K&L Gates LLP; Derek M. Winokur, Dechert LLP.

Participants will learn how to structure an acquisition; the latest trends in deal protection, financing conditions and "mac" outs; the impact on deals of foreign buyers and strategic buyers; alternatives for financing; how to advise a board of directors; tax considerations; what to look for in due diligence; how to navigate the regulatory landscape; how to draft and negotiate the purchase agreement and financing agreements; special areas to watch out for, such as ethical issues, environmental issues and antitrust issues; how to play in an auction; the role of "go shop" provisions; and special provisions in the purchase agreement.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To make reservations for the seminar, call (800) 260-4PLI or visit