Five Key Legal Risks for Data-Centric Technology M&A

Companies acquiring or selling businesses that leverage data through technology face special challenges and risks. Focus and prioritization can assist both business principals and lawyers effectively manage these concerns. This article offers answers to five key questions toward achieving that end. Read the full …›

The Journey from Security to Non-Security: SEC Director Comments on Mutability of Token Treatment

Many in the blockchain and cryptocurrency community were in a celebratory mood on June 14, 2018, following a landmark speech given by William Hinman, Director for the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Director Hinman’s remarks addressed, …›

May 8, 2018 - Mergers + Acquisitions

After Broadcom/Qualcomm: Where Does Cross-Border M&A Go Now?

The Trump administration’s recent blocking of Broadcom’s proposed $117 billion takeover bid of Qualcomm on the basis of national security concerns has created an atmosphere of increased uncertainty for future cross-border M&A deals. Morrison & Foerster’s Robert Townsend, co-chair of the Global M&A Group, …›

February 2, 2017 - Mergers + Acquisitions

Chinese Interest High Despite Uncertainty

How does China view the United States as an investment market under the new Administration? Despite United States withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and rumblings in Washington about tightening regulatory review on inbound investment and M&A from China, interest from China to invest/acquire in …›