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The Delaware Counsel Group LLC Shares Expertise at the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia

Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart of The Delaware Counsel Group LLC joined lawyers from around the world at the International Bar Association’s Annual (the “IBA”) Conference in Sydney, Australia. The Annual Conference examines prevailing legal issues in key jurisdictions around the world.
Ms. Habbart updated conference attendees on developments in the mobility of lawyers during the IBA’s program “Departures and Lateral Hires of Partners”. The panel addressed ethical considerations to clients, vendors, creditors, and employees of the departing firm, and the role and potential liability of the firms to whom the lawyer transitions. Co panelists included Jennifer Bishop (Miller Thomson, Canada), Jorg K. Menzer (Noerr, Romania), Roberto Augustor Nogueira de Pary (Souza Cescon, Brazil), Clemens Schindler (Schindler, Austria), and Tracey Calvert (Oakalls Consultancy, England).

More information about the sessions can be found here.

Ellisa O. Habbart moderates a CLE panel entitled “Appraisal: Before and After”

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. More information about this year’s panel can be found here.

2017 Proposed Amendments to the DGCL

The Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, on which Ellisa Habbart sits, releases 2017 proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”).

The full text of the proposed amendments can be found here.

Conference at which Ms. Habbart is a speaker attracts records numbers.

The International Bar Association’s March conference, IBA Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: New opportunities in a changing scenario, is the largest of the organization’s Mergers and Acquisitions Conferences ever held in Latin America. Ms. Habbart will present on two panels at the conference.

More information can be found here.

Ellisa Habbart appointed to IBA’s Legal Policy & Research Unit by IBA Corporate & M&A Law Committee

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.

Justice Holland and The Delaware Counsel Group LLC Address Corporate Governance Issues

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.