Ms. Habbart to speak at the International Bar Association’s Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America conference
In connection with the Delaware Counsel Group’s increasing legal presence in Latin America, Ms. Habbart has been asked to speak on two panels at the International Bar Association’s Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America conference, to be held in Buenos Aires, March 15-17, 2017.
More information about the sessions can be found here.
Michael S. Swoyer was recently published in the December Edition of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today. Michael’s article, Don’t Let the Name Fool You: Delaware Statutory Trusts Are Controlled by Contract, is available here.
Ms. Habbart has served as an officer of the Corporate & M&A Law Committee since 2006. She will now serve as its representative on the IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU), which develops and implements innovative strategies and initiatives relevant to business and the law, the global legal profession, and the broader global community. She will serve on the working group that will focus on economic sanctions.
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart of The Delaware Counsel Group LLC co-chaired and moderated a panel at the International Bar Association’s third annual conference on corporate governance on November 4, 2016 in Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida in which Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy Holland, along with the General Counsel of Playa Hotels & Resorts and the former General Counsel of LaFarge participated in the panel titled “Corporate Governance Issues for Foreign Subsidiaries”. Ruud Smits of NautaDutilh, a Dutch firm, and Vanessa Blackmore of Sullivan & Cromwell, London, rounded out the panel. Justice Holland educated attendees on the principals of Delaware corporate governance and answered questions relating to issues such as the interplay between Brazilian and Delaware law issues. The rest of the panel addressed a topic that is often ignored: the steps necessary to insure that a subsidiary does not expose a family of companies to liability.
The conference examined prevailing corporate governance and regulatory issues in key jurisdictions around the world. Programs highlighted best practices and strategies for public and private companies as well as topics ranging from risk management to the challenges faced by multi-national companies due to conflicting laws. The conference was co-presented by the IBA Capital Markets Forum and the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, of which Ms. Habbart is an officer.
The Delaware Counsel Group LLC Shares Expertise in Two Panels at the International Bar Association Annual Conference
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart of The Delaware Counsel Group LLC joined lawyers from around the world on two panels at the International Bar Association Annual (the “IBA”) Conference in Washington D.C. The Annual Conference examines prevailing legal issues in key jurisdictions around the world.
Ms. Habbart updated conference attendees on developments in Delaware corporate law during the IBA’s Corporate and M&A Law Committee annual program “Current Legal Developments”. In addition to those of Delaware, key legal developments from the India, China, Argentina, and France that implicate how lawyers from around the world structure deals were also addressed. Co panelists included Rabindra Jhunjhunwala (Khaitan & Co, India), Scott Guan (Zhong Lun Law Firm, China), Tomas Allende (Estudio Beccar Varela, Argentina), andJose-Maria Perez (Bredin Prat, France).
On September 20, 2016, Ms. Habbart joined leading lawyers from around the world in a panel entitled “Lost in Translation: Part 3”, one of a series of panels that discusses cross-cultural issues as they relate to cross-border legal matters. Issues ranging from negotiation protocol to understanding the true meaning of the same word in different cultures were discussed. Co-panelists included Myra Garrett (William Fry, Ireland), Francesco Gianni (Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, Italy), Kimathi Kuenyehia Sr (Kimathi & Partners Corporate Attorneys, Ghana), Zia Mody (AZB & Partners, India), Philip Rodney (Burness Paull, Scotland), Mikio Tanaka (City-Yuwa Partners, Japan), and Ricardo Veirano (Veirano Advogados, Brazil).
To all INBLF members,
The members of The Delaware Counsel Group LLC wish to thank the INBLF organizers, staff, program presenters, sponsors and the generous hosts from the city of Chicago for the successful planning and execution of the INBLF Windy City 2016 Chicago Black Tie event.
All programs were very engaging, extremely educational and highly entertaining.
The social events were a pleasure and will be remembered fondly for years to come. It is truly our privilege to be a part of this organization and, as relatively new members, we will strive to be as useful an asset to the INBLF as it is to us.
The Delaware Counsel Group LLC
Law Business Research Ltd. recently published the sixth edition of The Corporate Governance Review, which overviews corporate governance regimes worldwide. Delaware is the only US state that features its own individual chapter. The article is available here.
Ellisa Habbart will chair a CLE panel entitled “Effective Drafting and Structuring in 2016: How to Avoid Problems.” on May 18, 2016
The panel is part of the annual CLE hosted by Delaware’s Corporate Council, of which Ms. Habbart is a member, is responsible to host an event each year to discuss recent developments in Delaware corporate law.
Wilmington, Delaware’s The News Journal published an article discussing the ramifications of the recently leaked “Panama Papers,” raising questions as to whether Delaware could be viewed as a tax haven. Ms. Habbart was asked whether or not they would trigger a focus on Delaware. Ms. Habbart’s response was “let them” look. In defense of the extensive efforts the state has its corporate practices are legitimate. An electronic version of the article is available here.