Transactions

GDPR “healthy” for tech transactions, lawyer says

The introduction of the GDPR has increased awareness of data protection issues in M&A, but companies often underestimate the technical aspects of dealing with data in deals, lawyers have said.

28 March 2019

UK considers expanding subject access rights

UK lawmakers have called for data subject access rights to be extended to behavioural data.

13 March 2019

UBS and Bloomberg face off in data-sharing lawsuit

UBS has rejected allegations by Bloomberg that the bank illegally shared its data with third parties, and countersued the company for breach of contract.

24 January 2019

Privacy laws could restrict deals, says report

Companies are changing the way they do deals to avoid falling foul of strict new privacy laws, according to a report from Morrison & Foerster.

18 January 2019

HPE files to dismiss Russian telecoms lawsuit

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is seeking to dismiss a MegaFon lawsuit over a failed Russian telecommunications system, saying the case should be tried in Russia.

09 January 2019

Delaware Supreme Court upholds Fresenius/Akorn decision

Delaware’s highest state court has confirmed that healthcare company Fresenius was entitled to pull out of its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Akorn after finding that the generic drugmaker had misrepresented the state of its data.

10 December 2018

Data-rich deals on the up but challenges expected, report says

Technology transactions have risen rapidly in recent years, but new regulatory hurdles could stymie investment in the sector, a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer report has said.

05 December 2018

High Court rules in data transfer dispute

An English judge has ordered plant protection manufacturer GAT Microencapsulation to compensate agribusiness company Rotam for unjust enrichment, after a data transfer agreement between the two fell through.

31 October 2018

Delaware court refuses to enforce Fresenius/Akorn merger agreement

A judge has ruled that healthcare company Fresenius was entitled to pull out of a planned $4.75 billion takeover of generic drugmaker Akorn, after finding that the target made false representations about the state of its data.

04 October 2018

Covington promotions bolster data practice

Covington & Burling has named 20 new partners in the US, with six promotions in the data, technology and consumer protection space.

03 October 2018

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