Challenges to Mergers and Acquisitions and Other Transactional Litigation

Shareholder challenges to M&A deals and other transactions have become an unfortunate cost of doing business in almost all public company mergers and acquisitions. Troutman Sanders’ Securities Litigation practice frequently defends companies and individual directors and officers in connection with these matters. Our attorneys work closely with management and transactional counsel to ensure that our clients are in the best position possible to obtain favorable results when litigation is filed.

In addition to merger challenges, we represent public and private companies in a wide variety of transaction-based litigation. Examples include post-closing purchase price adjustments and other post-closing disputes, deal break-up cases, and litigation involving claims for breach of contract and business torts.

  • Defending an acquired company and its officers and directors in shareholder class actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty and violations of federal and Delaware law in connection with merger transaction.
  • Defending certain directors of acquired company in shareholder class action seeking to enjoin the proposed $12.3 billion transaction and alleging breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of Delaware shareholder voting requirements.
  • Defending an acquired company and its officers and directors in shareholder class actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty and violations of federal and Virginia law in connection with merger transaction.
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