Elisabeth de Fontenay

Duke University School of Law

210 Science Drive

Box 90362

Durham, NC 27708

United States

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

The Deregulation of Private Capital and the Decline of the Public Company

Hastings Law Journal, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-33
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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securities law, public firm, private firm, disclosure, externalities

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Contractual Complexity in Debt Agreements: The Case of EBITDA

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-67
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Sep 2019
Adam B. Badawi and Elisabeth de Fontenay
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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debt covenant, leverage, EBITDA, credit agreement

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Private Equity Firms as Gatekeepers

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 06 Apr 2013
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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private equity, gatekeeping, debt

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Do the Securities Laws Matter? The Rise of the Leveraged Loan Market

Journal of Corporation Law (2014, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2014
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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debt financing, leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, mandatory disclosure, securities regulation

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Private Equity's Governance Advantage: A Requiem

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 3, 2019, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-71
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Oct 2019
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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private equity, corporate governance, leveraged buyout

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Is There a First-Drafter Advantage in M&A?

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-21
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 29 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 08 May 2019
Adam B. Badawi and Elisabeth de Fontenay
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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M&A, merger agreement, contract, bargaining power, auction, law firm

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Market Information and the Elite Law Firm

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-32
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Apr 2017
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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bargaining, law firm, contract, mergers and acquisitions, asymmetric information

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Law Firm Selection and the Value of Transactional Lawyering

Journal of Corporation Law, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2015-39
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Aug 2015
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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law firm, agency cost, market, information, transaction, contract

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Agency Costs in Law-Firm Selection: Are Companies Under-Spending on Counsel?

Capital Markets Law Journal (Forthcoming), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-44
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Jul 2016
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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law firms, agency costs, private equity, public companies

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The Sovereign Debt Listing Puzzle

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-4
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 19 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2018
Elisabeth de Fontenay, Josefin Meyer and G. Mitu Gulati
Duke University School of Law, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and Duke University School of Law
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bonding, sovereign debt, stock exchange, listing

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Individual Autonomy in Corporate Law

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 8, 2018, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-28
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Apr 2019
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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corporate law, efficiency, fiduciary duties

Pricing Sovereign Debt: Foreign versus Local Parameters

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-58
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Sep 2017
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University School of Law, Duke University and Duke University School of Law
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Contracts, Pricing, Bonds, Sovereign Debt, Efficient Markets

Pricing Sovereign Debt: Foreign Versus Local Parameters

European Financial Management, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 261-297, 2018
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Mar 2018
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University School of Law, Duke University and Duke University School of Law
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contracts, asset pricing, bonds, sovereign debt, currency risk, governing law

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Symposium Article: The Myth of the Ideal Investor

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series 2018-36
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 May 2018 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2018
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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firm value, investor time horizons, investment funds

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Windstream and Contract Opportunism

Number of pages: 9
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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contract arbitrage, opportunism, borrower-creditor conflict, net-short debt activism

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retail investors, private capital, public companies

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Symposium Article: Complete Contracts in Finance

Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20
Elisabeth de Fontenay
Duke University School of Law
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incomplete contracts, rules and standards, opportunism