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Richard Climan on Bloomberg TV

Hogan Lovells Partner ‘Surprised’ by Tech Deal Dearth

Hogan Lovells Partner ‘Surprised’ by Tech Deal Dearth

Richard Climan, Hogan Lovells partner, discusses tech M&A activity on Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg Markets.”   Bloomberg Law’s Global M&A Legal Advisory Rankings can be found here.  Subscribe to the Big Law Business podcast on iTunes. Want to receive more stories like this in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to our daily newsletter!  

A pedestrian carrying an umbrella passes a U.S. flag on Wall Street in front of the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Big Deals Slow as Uncertainty Persists in Trump Era

By Liz Crampton, Bloomberg BNA  Mega-deal activity in the U.S. has slowed as doubt continues about President Donald Trump’s administration’s direction, according to M&A and antitrust attorneys. A lack of permanent antitrust leadership has created uncertainty on Wall Street about dealmaking. That unease could mount as there’s no clear timetable for when the Senate will

People carry umbrellas while walking along Wall Street. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Shifting Trends in US inbound M&A So Far In 2017 (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post is a member of his firm’s U.S. leadership team. By Jeff Haidet, Chairman, Dentons US Though the volume and value of global mergers and acquisitions has declined for H1 2017 compared to the same period last year, the US remains one of the strongest markets for cross-border dealmaking.

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, hosts Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Trump abruptly ended the decades-old U.S. tilt toward free trade by acting to withdraw from an Asia-Pacific accord that had been promoted by companies including Nike Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as well as family farmers and ranchers. Photographer: Ron Sachs/Pool via Bloomberg

Trump Era Policy Uncertainty Affecting M&A: Davis Polk’s O’Brien

By Ruth David, Bloomberg News Policy uncertainty in the U.S. under the Trump administration is preventing some companies from embarking on mergers and acquisitions, according to Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s Jeffrey O’Brien. “I don’t think we’ve seen the Trump Trade,” said O’Brien, co-head of the European practice at Davis Polk, in reference to expectations

The Chinese national flag, left, and the Hong Kong flag fly in front a residential building under construction at the former Kai Tak airport area in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, May 26, 2017. HNA Group Co. has been expanding its presence in Hong Kong, spending about HK$27 billion ($3.5 billion) in recent months on four government land sites in the former Kai Tak airport area. Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

M&A Set to Rise, If China Can Manage Policy Challenges (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a Shanghai-based lawyer who focuses on corporate M&A. By Z. Alex Zhang, Partner, White & Case China is an increasingly central player in global cross-border M&A. After almost a decade of consistent double-digit growth in global investment, China is now the second largest investor worldwide, behind the United States, with

The exterior of Le Bernadain restaurant is shown in New York, U.S., on Dec. 13, 2010. Their $185 seven-course holiday truffle tasting menu includes a black truffle and garlic sauce with halibut, and black truffle and bacon Bordelaise with baked lobster. Photographer: Paul Goguen/Bloomberg

New King & Spalding M&A Chief on How Trump Tweets Impact Mergers

Earlier this year, the veteran dealmaking lawyer Jim Woolery sat down for dinner at Le Bernardin with his old college roommate from Wake Forest University, Cal Smith, a partner at the Atlanta-based law firm King & Spalding. “Cal began a conversation with me about what I want to do for the next 20 years,” Woolery

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Can Anthem Spin Dissent Into a Win on Cigna Merger Appeal?

By Eleanor Tyler, Bloomberg BNA Anthem Inc.’s argument that its proposed mega-merger with Cigna Inc. would drive down prices and benefit customers met with some success before a federal appeals court, despite the 2-1 decision to block the tie-up. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia’s April 28 decision in U.S. v.

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Anthem-Cigna Drama Shifts to $15 Billion Spat Over Merger 

By David McLaughlin, Andrew Harris and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg News A federal appeals court on Friday delivered what’s likely a final blow to Anthem Inc.’s bid to buy Cigna Corp. Now comes the legal fight over the deal’s failure. The companies were clashing even before the U.S. moved last summer to block their proposed $48