Davis Polk is widely known for our leadership in M&A-related litigation. We handle cases in state and federal courts across the country, including particularly the Delaware Court of Chancery. Our national practice routinely:
- Litigates pre- and post-closing challenges to mergers and acquisitions.
- Defends acquirers, targets, financial advisors, and accounting firms against direct and derivative claims brought by shareholder plaintiffs and/or parties to a transaction.
- Advises potential acquirers and targets in connection with affirmative litigation against counterparties in hostile deal activity.
In addition to our work on contested mergers, we defend buyers, sellers, financial advisers and accounting firms against claims concerning post-closing adjustments, indemnities, breaches of contract, fraud and misrepresentation.