Twitter hires U.S. law firm Wachtell to sue Musk after pulling out of $44 bln deal – sources

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July 10 (Reuters)Twitter Inc TWTR.N has employed U.S. regulation firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP as it prepares to sue Elon Musk and power him to complete the $44 billion acquisition of the social media corporation, according to persons common with the subject.

Musk, the main executive officer of Tesla TSLA.O, on Friday terminated his deal, declaring Twitter experienced failed to give information about faux accounts on the platform, immediately after which Twitter’s chairman, Bret Taylor, vowed a legal battle.

Twitter is preparing to file a regulation suit early this week in Delaware, individuals acquainted with the subject explained.

Twitter declined to comment when the law organization did not straight away react to Reuters’ request for comment outdoors business hours.

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz was one particular of the authorized advisers for Musk’s prepare to acquire Tesla non-public in 2018. Musk tweeted that there was “funding secured” for a $72 billion deal to just take Tesla personal but did not move ahead with an give.

Musk and Tesla every paid out $20 million in civil fines, and Musk stepped down as Tesla’s chairman to take care of U.S. Securities and Trade Fee statements that he defrauded traders.

Twitter’s present lawful workforce contains Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru and Greg Roumeliotis in New York editing by Diane Craft)

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