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A. Gilchrist Sparks III Presents at Practicing Law Institute: Contests for Corporate Control 2009

February 2009

Wilmington, DE – February 13, 2009 – A. Gilchrist Sparks III, a partner in Morris Nichols’ Corporate Litigation and Corporate Law Counseling Groups, was among the featured faculty panelists speaking at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) M&A seminar in New York City on February 5, 2009. 

Gil appeared on the panels Director Fiduciary Duties in M&A Transactions and Current Strategies in M&A Transactions and Proxy Contests.  The advanced-level panels addressed current developments in M&A and corporate governance case law, including recent decisions on beneficial ownership disclosure, advance notice bylaws and director and officer indemnification, as well as how to negotiate M&A transactions, including material adverse change, no-shop, go-shop, fiduciary out and termination clauses.  The panels were broadcast live online. 

PLI is one of the oldest, most respected non-profit continuing legal education organizations in the country.  Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, it was founded in 1933.  PLI’s faculty provides practical, up-to-date information for inside and outside corporate counsel, directors, officers, investment bankers and other advisers in dealing with specific corporate control issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.

Gil Sparks was named 2009 Delaware Corporate Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America.  He has been described as the "dean of the [Chancery] bar" by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  His practice concentrates on litigation and counseling arising from mergers and acquisitions and disputes relating to the governance of Delaware corporations. 


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