In for a Penny, in for a Pound.
"If the deal doesn't go through, the filing said, Sun might be liable to pay a termination fee of approximately $260m and, in certain circumstances, might be responsible for covering Oracle's out-of-pocket expenses relating to the merger agreements up to an additional $45m."
Surely Sun would only be liable to such fees and expenses [$305m], which presumably are due to Oracle if the deal doesn't go through, if they are found/proven to have fallen foul of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Until that time, should the merger be blocked, would Oracle be immediately entitled to the said sum from the Prosecution Team Host, payable at the time of any action being instigated or its blockage being made official and subsequently reclaimable from the/a guilty Party, [which may or may not be Sun]
If Third Party Proxies want to stick their Noses into Businesses which either they do not Fully Understand or would maybe wish to Dominate because they Might Think they Understand how Powerful they might Be, then it is only Fair and Reasonable/Equitable that they Pay The Entry Price rather than Getting a Free Ride. If they can Hack IT is their Investment Safe and if they are not Up to the Mark, then they will have learnt a Valuable Lesson.
And it would appear that Larry is into Who Dares Win Wins in a Big Way. Bravo, Sir. Well Played.
And Paris because she appears to be fully committed to Nothing Special, which is a Crying Shame which can only deliver her some Fun Filled Times with Empty Headed Knight Errants and Weak Willed Imposters.