E. William Bates, II


Articles:

  • Friday, November 18, 2011
    On September 30, 2011, Vice Chancellor Noble issued an opinion in In re OPENLANE, Inc. Shareholders Litigation[1] that reiterated the permissibility of using a “sign and consent” structure for obtaining stockholder approval of a merger. The OPENLANE decision is also noteworthy as Vice Chancellor Noble declined to grant injunctive relief...
  • Monday, May 4, 2009
    In a much anticipated reversal of the Delaware Court of Chancery's controversial opinion in Ryan v. Lyondell Chemical Co. ,1the Delaware Supreme Court recently reaffirmed that Delaware law will not countenance an aggrieved stockholder's attempt to "bootstrap" onto a duty of loyalty claim for monetary damages an otherwise exculpated duty of care claim...
  • Sunday, July 1, 2007
    Editor: Would you tell our readers about your professional background? Bates: I am with King & Spalding. I joined the firm in Atlanta in 1979 and then moved to New York 15 years ago as part of the firm's expansion. I have been practicing in the M&A and corporate finance area for 28 years, and I have a particular focus on corporate governance....