Author: Hannah Tuttle

Hannah is an Associate in Dorsey's Corporate Group.

Hell-or-High-Water Clauses in Uncertain Regulatory Times

In a deal market as uncertain as this one, we have seen transactional lawyers more frequently resorting to pushing what are known as “hell or high water” clauses—clauses that obligate parties to take “any and all actions necessary” to achieve some stated goal. Most frequently these clauses are seen in the context of complying with antitrust laws and obtaining necessary regulatory approvals. As antitrust matters take the spotlight in a number of cases, especially given the Department of Justice’s and...