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ILN Today Post

Expert Advice – Preparing for an Acquisition: How to Assemble the Right Deal Team

Smart Business

October 2013

Stradling shareholder Goodarz “Goody” Agahi was published in Smart Business in the article “Expert Advice – Preparing for an Acquisition: How to Assemble the Right Deal Team.”

Expert Advice – Goodarz Agahi by Stradling More…

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Patent Due Diligence in M&A Transactions

By Jeffrey D. Morton

Intellectual property assets, such as registered patent rights, are routinely becoming a more substantial component of a company’s overall value when a merger or acquisition (“M&A”) transaction is being contemplated. While traditional due diligence, as performed for bricks-and-mortar-type assets, offers a template from which to consider patent due diligence, there are intricacies in patent law that require a more nuanced approach to uncover the pitfalls or hidden value in patent rights that are being sold or purchased. The purpose of this article is to highlight a few key issues that should be considered when patents are part of an M&A transaction.

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Ivars Grunte and Andra Rubene on M&A in Latvia in 2012 and forecasts for 2013, “Riga Now”

Andra RubeneIvars Grunte

Ivars Grunte, Managing Partner, and Andra Rubene, Head of M&A practice group in Latvia of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Latvia office in the article “M&A 2013: A Boost For Law Firms” speak about:

  • Increase of turnover of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Latvia office,
  • Major M&A deals in Latvia in 2012,
  • Deals serviced by TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Latvia office in 2012,
  • Forecasts and potential M&A deals in 2013,
  • Effect of introduction of Euro (EUR) on M&A in Latvia.

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Ivars Grunte and Andra Rubene on M&A in Latvia in 2012 and forecasts for 2013, “Riga Now”

Andra RubeneIvars Grunte

Ivars Grunte, Managing Partner, and Andra Rubene, Head of M&A practice group in Latvia of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Latvia office in the article “M&A 2013: A Boost For Law Firms” speak about:

  • Increase of turnover of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Latvia office,
  • Major M&A deals in Latvia in 2012,
  • Deals serviced by TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Latvia office in 2012,
  • Forecasts and potential M&A deals in 2013,
  • Effect of introduction of Euro (EUR) on M&A in Latvia.

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M&A newsletter, January 2013

Risto VahimetsAndra RubeneMarius Matonis

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M&A IN THE BALTICS − WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2013?

Dear Friends,

Once upon a time, at the beginning of 2011, I predicted in this very same newsletter that the M&A market in the Baltics will return to normal very soon. Although the year 2011 was very successful for TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE M&A team – we were advising 5 out of TOP 10 Baltic M&A transactions – I was wrong. And even though we have had a lot of interesting work during 2012 – I was still wrong. Things have not returned to normal and all of us in the M&A business have started to question what the so called normal market is.

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The accounting unit of Eesti Finantsteenuste Agentuur OÜ merges with Rödl & Partner OÜ

Rolan JankelevitshMarit Savi

On 22 December 2012, Eesti Finantsteenuste Agentuur OÜ and Rödl & Partner OÜ entered into an agreement for merging the Tallinn based accounting unit of Eesti Finantsteenuste Agentuur with Rödl & Partner OÜ.

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE partner and attorney-at-law Rolan Jankelevitsh and attorney-at-law Marit Savi represented Eesti Finantsteenuste Agentuur OÜ in the transfer of the Tallinn based accounting unit, providing assistance in preparing the project documentation and in negotiations among other things. The attorneys also assisted the client with the practical aspects of the transfer. 

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Matthew J. Samsa joins the Business Department at McDonald Hopkins law firm

Cleveland, Ohio, (August 1, 2012) – Matthew J. Samsa has joined the Business Department at McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate. He will primarily practice in the area of mergers and acquisitions. Before joining McDonald Hopkins, Samsa was at Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP for four years.

“We are very pleased that Matthew has joined our business team,” said Charles B. Zellmer, chair of the firm’s Business Department. “He will be helping our clients execute all aspects of complex merger and acquisition activities.” The Mergers and Acquisitions Practice at McDonald Hopkins, which has more than 20 attorneys, has executed hundreds of acquisitions and divestitures involving privately held companies, private equity funds, divisions of public companies, and individual entrepreneurs. 

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MOFCOM Amended Merger Notification Form

MOFCOM has just published the amended Notification Form of Anti-Monopoly Review for Concentrations of Undertakings, which will take effect as of 7 July 2012. The new form will have a material implication for any upcoming merger notification which cannot be formally submitted before 7 July.

We have prepared a preliminary English translation of the amended notification form and its endnotes.

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ILN Today Post

Lavrynovych & Partners Recognized as Law Firm of the Year in M&A

Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm has won in the Mergers & Acquisitions category of The DealMakers M&A Awards 2012, a prestigious international award.

The DealMakers Law Awards is an award of DealMakers Monthly Magazine, a well-established publication in Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance, Investment and Privatization. The Magazine annually gives awards to the world’s best law firms within their individual practice areas. Almost 40,000 readers of the Magazine took part in deciding the winners this year.

As we mentioned before, in February 2012, the Firm became the winner of The DealMakers Global Awards 2012, a global ranking of companies and business consultants, for the second time. Lavrynovych & Partners was recognized as Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine in Banking and Finance, M&A, Taxes, and Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.

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Mergers & Aquisitions: Reverse triangular mergers may trigger certain….

Parties to a merger or acquisition transaction must frequently wrestle with the presence of anti-assignment provisions in the target company’s existing contracts. Depending on the specific language of the anti-assignment provisions and the manner in which the transaction is structured, these provisions may require the target company to obtain the consent of the other contract parties to the assignment (transfer) of the target company’s contracts to the acquiror in connection with the M&A transaction. Being forced to obtain these third party consents may delay the closing of the merger or acquisition transaction or, in rare instances, prevent it altogether. 

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