John C. Coates, IV

Harvard Law School

John F. Cogan Professor of Law and Economics

1575 Massachusetts

Hauser 406

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (46)

SOX after Ten Years: A Multidisciplinary Review

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 758
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 23 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 29 May 2014
John C. Coates, IV and Suraj Srinivasan
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 5,040 (1,081)

Abstract:

SOX, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Regulation, Fraud

SOX after Ten Years: A Multidisciplinary Review

Accounting Horizons, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 17 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2015
John C. Coates, IV and Suraj Srinivasan
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 756 (25,390)

Abstract:

SOX, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Regulation, Fraud, Cost Benefit Analysis, Section 404, PCAOB, SEC

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What Courses Should Law Students Take? Harvard's Largest Employers Weigh In

HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-12, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-20
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2014
John C. Coates, IV, Jesse M. Fried and Kathryn E. Spier
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
Downloads 4,570 (829)

Abstract:

legal education, accounting, finance, law firms, legal practice, corporate finance, legal profession

The Powerful Antitakeover Force of Staggered Boards: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 54, pp. 887-951, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 353
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 3,544 (1,990)
Citation 102

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Takeover, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, takeover bids, defensive tactics, staggered boards, poison pills

The Powerful Antitakeover Force of Staggered Boards: Theory, Evidence and Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w8974
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 30 May 2002
Lucian A. Bebchuk, John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 110 (208,116)
Citation 102

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation: Case Studies and Implications

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 234/2014, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-05, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 757
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 08 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,917 (5,793)
Citation 1

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Cost-benefit analysis, financial regulation, nonquantifiable benefits, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, discounting, Basel III, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, securities regulation, consumer finance, mutual funds, Volcker Rule

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation: Case Studies and Implications

Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-33
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 15 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2015
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 365 (65,282)
Citation 1

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CBA, CBA law, disclosure rules, mutual fund government reforms, capital requirements for banks, Bolcker Rule, cross-border swap proposals, mortgage reforms

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CEO Tenure, Performance and Turnover in S&P 500 Companies

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 191/2007, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 595
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2010
John C. Coates, IV and Reinier Kraakman
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 2,188 (4,007)
Citation 4

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CEO tenure, CEO turnover, acquisitions, retirement, CEO shareholdings, S&P 500 companies

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Corporate Speech and the First Amendment: History, Data, and Implications

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 14 May 2015
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,840 (3,272)

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First Amendment, corporations, Court of Appeals, Virginia Pharmacy, Bellotti, Central Hudson

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Ownership, Takeovers and EU Law: How Contestable Should EU Corporations Be?

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 11/2003; Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 450
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Jul 2003
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,646 (7,304)
Citation 12

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takeover regulation, ownership structure, voting rights, private benefits of control, corporate control

Corporate Politics, Governance, and Value Before and After Citizens United

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 29 Feb 2012
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 660 (30,713)
Citation 6

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Corporate Politics, Governance, and Value Before and After Citizens United

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 13 Aug 2012
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 536 (40,545)
Citation 6

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Corporate Politics, Governance, and Value Before and After Citizens United

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2012
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 243 (103,169)
Citation 6

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Corporate Governance and Corporate Political Activity: What Effect Will Citizens United Have on Shareholder Wealth?

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 684
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2010
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,188 (12,871)
Citation 4

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Corporate Governance and Corporate Political Activity: What Effect Will Citizens United Have on Shareholder Wealth?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Jul 2011
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 176 (141,324)
Citation 4

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Explaining Variation in Takeover Defenses: Failure in the Corporate Law Market

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 297
Number of pages: 121 Posted: 12 Sep 2000
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,267 (11,336)
Citation 12

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Competition in the Mutual Fund Industry: Evidence and Implications for Policy

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 592
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Aug 2007
John C. Coates, IV and R. Glenn Hubbard
Harvard Law School and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Downloads 1,229 (10,547)
Citation 10

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mutual funds, investment companies, shareholder litigation, advisory fees

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Downloads 1,227 ( 12,483)
Citation 3

The Powerful and Pervasive Effects of Ownership on M&A

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 669
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2010
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,111 (14,267)
Citation 3

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The Powerful and Pervasive Effects of Ownership on M&A

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Jul 2011
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 116 (200,082)
Citation 3

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ownership, mergers, acquisitions, law, forum selection, risk-allocation

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The Contestability of Corporate Control: A Critique of the Scientific Evidence on Takeover Defenses

Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 265
Number of pages: 110 Posted: 11 Aug 1999
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,122 (13,572)
Citation 8

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The Powerful Antitakeover Force of Staggered Boards: Further Findings and a Reply to Symposium Participants

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 55, pp. 885-917, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 393
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,084 (14,243)
Citation 22

Abstract:

Takeover, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, takeover bids, defensive tactics, staggered boards, poison pills, premia, independent directors

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Citation 1

Managing Disputes Through Contract: Evidence from M&A

Harvard Business Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2012
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 810 (23,013)
Citation 1

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Managing Disputes Through Contract: Evidence from M&A

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2012
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 147 (165,645)
Citation 1

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Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring: Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice

Forthcoming in Oxford Handbook on Corporate Law and Governance
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2014
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 919 (8,380)

Abstract:

Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructuring, Corporate Law and Governance, Corporate Law, Securities Law, Listing Standards, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Law

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M&A Break Fees: US Litigation vs. UK Regulation

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-57
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2010
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 876 (17,379)
Citation 4

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Hiring Teams, Firms and Lawyers: Evidence of the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market

Law and Social Inquiry, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 06 May 2011
Harvard Law School, University of Miami - School of Law, Harvard University - Center on the Legal Profession and Harvard Law School
Downloads 390 (60,398)
Citation 2

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Hiring Teams from Rivals: Theory and Evidence on the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 03 Aug 2009
University of Miami - School of Law, Harvard Law School, Harvard University - Center on the Legal Profession and Harvard Law School
Downloads 383 (61,745)
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Allocating Risk Through Contract: Evidence from M&A and Policy Implications

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2015
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 768 (17,627)
Citation 2

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Reforming the Taxation and Regulation of Mutual Funds: A Comparative Legal and Economic Analysis

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 08 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2009
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 542 (39,963)
Citation 1

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mutual funds, investment companies, shareholder litigation, taxation, mutual fund taxation, regulation, securities regulation

Reforming the Taxation and Regulation of Mutual Funds: A Comparative Legal And Economic Analysis

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 591-689, Summer 2009, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-53
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 28 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2009
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 217 (115,664)
Citation 1

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reform, taxation, regulation, mutual funds, investments, SEC, Coates

Reforming the Taxation and Regulation of Mutual Funds: A Comparative Legal and Economic Analysis

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 591, 2009
Posted: 21 Sep 2009
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School

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A Buy-Side Model of Lockups: Theory and Evidence

Harvard Law School, Law-Econ Discussion Paper No. 274
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 03 Feb 2000
John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 576 (35,269)
Citation 27

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The Trouble with Staggered Boards: A Reply to Georgeson's John Wilcox

Corporate Governance Advisor, Vol. 11, pp. 17-19, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 410, February 2003
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Lucian A. Bebchuk, John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 547 (38,117)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Takeover, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, takeover bids, defensive tactics, staggered boards, poison pills, premia, independent directors

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M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice

Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions, Forthcoming, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 292/2015
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 12 May 2015
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 402 (20,406)

Abstract:

Mergers, acquisitions, contracts, M&A, deal contracts, regulation

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Lowering the Cost of Bank Recapitalization

Yale Journal of Regulation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 25 May 2015
John C. Coates, IV and David S. Scharfstein
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 394 (55,235)
Citation 7

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Bailout, banks, bank holding companies, TARP, workout, bankruptcy, bank regulation, solvency, restructuring, rights offering, recapitalization, bridge bank, open bank assistance

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Testimony of John C. Coates IV Before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment on Proposed Securities Law Reforms

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2011
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 274 (80,040)

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Securities Litigation in the Roberts Court: An Early Assessment

Arizona Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2015
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 189 (114,035)

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Roberts Court, securities law, securities litigation

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Testimony of John C. Coates IV Before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment on Proposed Corporate Governance Reforms

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-56
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2011
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 167 (138,576)

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The Link Between the Acquisitions Market and the Market for CEOs

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2011
John C. Coates, IV and Reinier Kraakman
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 161 (136,502)
Citation 1

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Fulfilling Kennedy’s Promise: Why the SEC Should Mandate Disclosure of Corporate Political Activity

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Sep 2011
John C. Coates, IV and Taylor Lincoln
Harvard Law School and Public Citizen Congress Watch Division
Downloads 150 (144,311)
Citation 2

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Towards Better Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Essay on Regulatory Management

Law and Contemporary Problems, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Jul 2014
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 134 (129,260)

Abstract:

Cost-benefit analysis, financial regulation, Dodd-Frank Act, administrative law, governance, disclosure, regulatory design, agency culture

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Testimony of John C. Coates IV Before the U.S. House Committee on House Administration on the DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 5175)

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 12 May 2010 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2011
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 127 (171,097)

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The Volcker Rule as Structural Law: Implications for Cost-Benefit Analysis and Administrative Law

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 299/2015
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2015
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 111 (58,090)

Abstract:

Volcker, Volcker Rule, Dodd-Frank Act, structural law, cost-benefit analysis, administrative law, financial regulation, banking, banking law

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The Downside of Judicial Restraint: The (Non-)Effect of Jones V. Harris

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Vol. 6, 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Oct 2010
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 97 (205,818)

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The Keynote Papers and the Current Financial Crisis

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 29 Apr 2009
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 41 (329,873)

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Corporate Politics, Governance, and Value Before and after Citizens United

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 657-696, 2012
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 2 (534,458)
Citation 6

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Why Have M&A Contracts Grown? Evidence from Twenty Years of Deals

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 889, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 333/2016
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2016
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Downloads 0 (42,702)

Abstract:

Merger; Acquisition; Contract; Contract Evolution; Legal Services; Agency

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Quantifying Institutional Block Ownership, Domestic and Foreign, at Publicly Traded U.S. Corporations

Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 888
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2016
Harvard Law School, Free Speech For People, Harvard University, Law School, Students and Harvard University, Law School, Students
Downloads 0 (332,905)

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Ownership, institutional ownership, foreign ownership, corporate governance, blockholders

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Supreme Court Amicus Brief of 19 Corporate Law Professors, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, No. 14-915

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Nov 2015
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Columbia Law School, Duke University School of Law, Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, Widener University Delaware Law School, Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, BC Law School, New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School and New York University (NYU)
Downloads 0 (52,800)

Abstract:

corporate politics, union politics, First Amendment, shareholder rights, corporate speech

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In a Pickle: Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods (B)

Harvard Business School General Management Unit Case No. 312-004
Posted: 04 Feb 2012
John C. Coates, IV, Clayton S. Rose and David Lane
Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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In a Pickle: Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods (C)

Harvard Business School General Management Unit Case No. 312-005
Posted: 04 Feb 2012
John C. Coates, IV, Clayton S. Rose and David Lane
Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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In a Pickle: Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods (A)

Harvard Business School General Management Unit Case No. 312-003
Posted: 04 Feb 2012
John C. Coates, IV, Clayton S. Rose and David Lane
Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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Explaining Variation in Takeover Defenses: Blame the Lawyers

Harvard Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 30
Posted: 26 Mar 2002
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School

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Takeover Defenses in the Shadow of the Pill: A Critique of the Scientific Evidence

Texas Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 2, December 2000
Posted: 19 Apr 2001
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School

Abstract:

poison pill, takeover defense, hostile takeover, staggered board

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A Buy-Side Model of M&A Lockups: Theory and Evidence

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 2, November 2000
Posted: 19 Apr 2001
John C. Coates, IV and Guhan Subramanian
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School

Abstract:

lockup, merger, acquisition

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Measuring the Domain of Mediating Hierarchy: How Contestable are US Public Corporations?

Journal of Corporation Law, 1999
Posted: 01 Sep 1999
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School

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