Month: September 2021

The Lawyer Shortlists Cooley for Transatlantic Corporate Team of the Year

The Lawyer has shortlisted Cooley for Transatlantic Corporate Team of the Year as part of its annual awards, which will take place virtually on November 2.

Cooley Named Corporate Firm of The Year at LMG Life Sciences Awards

 Cooley has been named Corporate Firm of the Year at the ninth annual LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards. “It’s been a truly remarkable year as we continue to help our clients with a broad range of ‘bet-the-company’ transactions,” said Kay Chandler, chair of Cooley’s global life sciences industry practice. “We’re […]

Proposed Federal Tax Legislation Would Reduce QSBS Benefit and Raise Capital Gain Rates

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee announced its consideration of federal tax legislative proposals that include reducing the exclusion from income of gain on the sale of qualified small business stock (QSBS) and increasing the tax rate on long-term capital gains, in each case for noncorporate upper-income taxpayers.

Past Event: Webinar: The Impact of Foreign Investment Screening Regimes on M&A Transactions

Recent years have seen a proliferation of foreign investment screening and control regimes worldwide, and with them, heightened government scrutiny of foreign investment transactions. The implementation of such “foreign direct investment” (FDI) regimes has accelerated as national governments broaden their conceptions of national security issues and seek to protect an […]

Cooley Shortlisted for M&A Team of the Year at Legal Week’s British Legal Awards

Legal Week has nominated Cooley for its M&A Team of the Year in the large deal category as part of the 2021 British Legal Awards, which honor the best of the best within the UK’s legal community. Legal Week selects nominees for this award based on execution of M&A deals that […]

Cooley Bolsters Elite M&A Practice With Key Midwest Hire

Neal Aizenstein has joined Cooley’s mergers and acquisitions practice group in the firm’s newly launched Chicago office. Most recently serving as chair of DLA Piper’s Chicago corporate group, Aizenstein is known for his strong leadership and decades advising companies and boards of directors on high-profile transactions with public and private companies.