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Court of Chancery Interprets Change of Control Provision

Law Debenture  Trust Company of New York v. Petrohawk Energy Corp., C.A. No. 2422-VCS (August 1, 2007).

Change of control provisions are common in employment contracts and other contexts. Here the provision was in a debenture. While primarily focusing on the specific language involved, this opinion is useful to others to see how to avoid triggering a change in control provision while at the same time implementing a merger.

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