Willis Group And Towers Watson Merger Win Over A Class Action

Weil represented Willis Towers Watson in connection with this case.

A Delaware Chancery Court vice chancellor on Thursday dismissed a shareholder lawsuit challenging the 2016 $18 billion merger between Willis Group Holdings PLC and Towers Watson & Co. on the basis that Towers CEO John J. Haley, Towers’ lead negotiator, had a conflict of interest in negotiating the deal.

The Weil team was led by John Neuwirth (Picture), Co-Head of Weil’s Securities Litigation practice, and included partner Josh Amsel and associates Matthew Connors, Amanda Pooler, and Sean Moloney. Brad Aronstam of Ross Aronstam & Moritz served as Delaware counsel.

Involved fees earner: Josh Amsel – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Matthew Connors – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Sean Moloney – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; John Neuwirth – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Amanda Pooler – Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Law Firms: Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Clients: Willis Towers Watson Securities;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti