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Guide to Online Secondary Sources: Mergers & Acquisitions

Guide to Secondary Legal Resources on Lexis and Westlaw

Mergers & Acquisitions (see also --Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation; --Tax Law)


Title Author(s) or Editor(s) Publisher


U.S. Federal and State (primarily)

Acquisitions and Mergers:  Negotiated and Contested Transactions (Westlaw)

Simon M. Lorne and Joy Marlene Bryan

Thomson Reuters

U.S. federal and state primarily (some foreign law perspectives from the International Competition Network)

Corporate Acquisitions, Mergers and Divestitures (Westlaw)

Aaron D. Rachelson

Thomson Reuters

U.S. federal and state 

Corporate Counsel's Guide to Acquisitions and Divestitures (Westlaw) Publisher's Editorial Staff Thomson Reuters U.S. federal and state
Takeover Defense:  Mergers and Acquisitions (Westlaw) Arthur Fleischer, Jr., Alexander R. Sussman and Gail Weinstein Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

U.S. federal and state (especially Delaware)

Written from the viewpoint of the target corporation

Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers (Lexis) Byron Fox and Eleanor Fox Matthew Bender & Co. Some coverage of foreign anti-trust laws
Anatomy of a Merger: Strategies and Techniques for Negotiating Corporate Acquisitions (Lexis) James C. Freund Law Journal Press Negotiation process-focused
M&A Practice Guide (Lexis) Stephen I. Glover et al. Matthew Bender & Co. U.S. federal and state
Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries and Divisions (Lexis) Lou R. Kling Law Journal Press Some non-U.S. antitrust merger regulations
REITs: Mergers and Acquisitions (Lexis) David M. Einhorn et al. Law Journal Press Some cross-border acquisition coverage
Takeovers & Freezeouts (Lexis) Martin Lipton Law Journal Press Mostly federal with some state and foreign regulation

Tactics in M&A Arbitration (Westlaw) Karl J.T. Wach and Frank Meckes, eds. German Law Publishers Selected European countries and Japan as well as various international arbitration entities
Getting the Deal Through: Private M&A (Lexis) Law Business Research Ltd. 39 foreign countries and the U.S.
Getting the Deal Through: Public M&A (Lexis) Alan M Klein Law Business Research Ltd. 33 foreign countries and the U.S.
Getting the Deal Through: Real Estate M&A (Lexis) Neil Whoriskey, Jason R Factor and Joseph Lanzkron Law Business Research Ltd. 6 foreign countries and the U.S.