Ms. Habbart And The International Bar Association To Present Published Due Diligence M&A Guidelines In Rome This Fall
For over 12 months, Ms. Habbart, in collaboration with other prominent lawyers around the world, contributed to the new IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee Legal Due Diligence Guidelines. The new guidelines provide useful and practical guidance on advising buyers versus sellers, avoiding inappropriate information flows, managing and motivating due diligence teams, complying with international sanctions, and other due diligence topics of great interest to Corporate and M&A lawyers. By providing practical guidance for carrying out legal due diligence processes, the project enables the IBA to fulfill its leading role in developing important international guidelines for legal practitioners, especially those in developing legal markets. The committee will present the new guide at the 2018 IBA Annual Conference in Rome this fall. The full text can be found here.
Ms. Habbart has been selected as one of just three speakers to discuss corporate law issues currently in the news. Her presentation will address the tug between the rights of controlling a shareholder and the board, how the “me too” movement is impacting corporations and the impact of Harley Davidson’s decision to close US factory stores.
The Penn Law Oral History Project is a culmination of interviews that highlight the experiences of participants in major Delaware Law decisions. Ms. Habbart has been selected to interview participants in the Omnicare case including former Vice-Chancellor Lamb and former Chief Justice Steele who dissented from the majority. More information can be found here.
The annual IBA meeting showcases exceptional sessions from experts in the field. Ms. Habbart is active in the IBA and is one of four speakers on the Corporate Governance panel. The session, entitled “How Soft Law Becomes Hard Law in Corporate Governance” will analyze the global trend that is attempting to legislate all aspects of Corporate Law.
The International Who’s Who of Corporative Governance Lawyers is published by Who’s Who Legal, the official research partner of the International Bar Association and a strategic research partner of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Who’s Who Legal has been identifying the foremost legal practitioners in 31 areas of business law since 1996. Its lists feature over 10,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers in over 100 countries. Ms. Habbart’s years of experience and high level of practice earned her placement on the 2018 M&A and Governance list of leading lawyers.
Law Business Research Ltd. recently published the eighth edition of The Corporate Governance Review, which provides overviews of corporate governance regimes worldwide. Delaware is the only U.S. state that features its own individual chapter which is authored by Ms. Habbart.
The Delaware Chapter can be found here.
The panel is part of the annual CLE hosted by the Council to the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (the “Council”), of which Ms. Habbart is one of only 26 members. The Council is responsible for proposing yearly changes to Delaware’s corporate statutes. Each year, the Council hosts an event to discuss recent developments in Delaware corporate law.
Chambers and Partners is the most renowned legal directory in the world. Their team of over 150 editors and researchers conducts in-depth interviews year round and publishes annual rankings of the top lawyers and firms globally. Ms. Ellisa Habbart and The Delaware Counsel Group have both received honors for 13 consecutive years.
Ellisa Habbart’s ranking available here.
Delaware Counsel Group ranking available here.
In connection with the Delaware Counsel Group’s substantial experience in M&A transactions, Ms. Habbart has been asked to participate on a panel discussing “Alternative dispute resolution in Africa – challenges and opportunities” at an IBA Conference to be held in Cape Town, South Africa on April 19-20, 2018. Her panel will discuss investment markets, various sectors (including consumer, healthcare and TMT) and profitability as well as the booming food industry in Africa. More information about the conference sessions can be found here.
Ellisa O. Habbart moderates a CLE panel entitled “Protect Your Company and the Board from Liability!”
Ms. Habbart attended the 2018 NAMWOLF Business Meeting in San Diego, California from February 24-27, 2018. Along with two other co-panelists, Ms. Habbart addressed the structure of a good program, the provisions required, the role of the corporate secretary and war stories from the trenches. For more information, click here.