Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York)

John A. Kupiec

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York)
Lawyer (Partner)

John Kupiec’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters, including cross-border transactions. His practice is multidisciplinary, focusing on difficult and unique situations that require critical thinking and practical solutions for private equity sponsors, public companies, REITs, and hedge funds. John represents both buyers and sellers on public and private acquisitions, unsolicited bids, divestitures, joint ventures, bankruptcy and distressed transactions, and other transactions spanning a variety of industry sectors. In addition, he represents financial sponsors on leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, take-private transactions, platform investments, minority stakes, and portfolio company matters. He also advises clients on securities law, corporate governance, and shareholder activism defense.

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James E. Langston, John A. Kupiec, Roger A. Cooper, Mark E. McDonald, Pascale Bibi The US State of Delaware Chancery Court authorizes class-action claims of breach of fiduciary duty to proceed against a SPAC’s controlling shareholder and directors (Churchill Capital Corp. III / MultiPlan)


In one of the first opinions addressing fiduciary duty claims in the context of a transaction involving a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”), the Delaware Court of Chancery determined that the SPAC shareholders’ right to redeem can be undermined by insufficient disclosures regarding the (...)

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