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.
Michael S. Swoyer was recently published in the October Edition of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today. Michael’s article, “Mandatory” But Not Guaranteed: Delaware Court of Chancery Narrows the Broad Scope of Corporations’ Mandatory Advancement Provisions, is available here.
The Delaware Counsel Group, LLP and Widener University Delaware Law School to Host 2015 Visiting Scholar in Residence in Corporate and Business Law Event
On September 21, 2015, the Delaware Counsel Group, LLP and Widener University Delaware Law School will host the annual Visiting Scholar in Residence in Corporate and Business Law Event. The program, which is presented each year by the Delaware Counsel Group, LLP, is designed to introduce promising scholars to the bench and bar so that they may receive valuable feedback from Delaware’s internationally renowned legal community. This year’s visiting Scholar is Professor Verity Winship of the University of Illinois College of Law. Professor Winship, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, will base her lecture on her award winning law review article examining the emerging and controversial topic of shareholder litigation by contract. Specifically, she will discuss current issues in the use of corporate bylaws and charter provisions to prevent or limit shareholder litigation. The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Wilmington Club in Downtown Wilmington.
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart, Esq. Recognized as an “Expert” in Corporate Governance by the 2015 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart, Esq. has been recognized by her peers as an “expert” in the area of corporate governance by the 2015 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law. The Guide is considered the ” international legal market’s leading guide to the top female legal practitioners advising on business law.” The 2015 guide was generated based on nominations of leading practitioners by in-house counsel and senior practitioners in 84 jurisdictions. Ms. Habbart was one of only seven women practicing in the United States named as an “expert” in the field of corporate governance.