Delaware Corporate Law: Analyzing Significant Cases, New Statutes and Impact on Corporate Practice
Key Takeaways for Drafting Articles and Bylaws, Board Decision-Making, Mergers and Acquisitions; Proposed Blockchain Amendments
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will examine the most significant 2016 court decisions and statutory amendments affecting Delaware corporate law, and how these changes can impact corporate articles and bylaws, board decision-making, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder derivative actions going forward. The panel will also address the proposed 2017 amendment allowing the issuance and trading of blockchain shares.
- Significance of Delaware
- 2016 Delaware cases that will have lasting impact on corporate actions and bylaws
- Global releases in M&A transactions
- Stockholder derivative actions—appraisal rights
- Delaware court jurisdiction
- Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
- Amendments to alternative entity statutes
- Proposed amendment for 2017—issuance and trading of blockchain shares
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What do recent Delaware cases indicate about fee-shifting, appraisal rights and M&A processes generally?
- When is a Delaware court likely to exercise jurisdiction over a nonresident officer or foreign entity?
- How will recent amendments to the DGCL affect corporate practice going forward?
- What is the significance of the proposed amendment allowing issuance and trading of corporate stock using blockchain technology?
Gardner F. Davis
Foley & Lardner
Mr. Davis focuses his practice on corporate law. He advises boards of directors and special committees in regard to... | Read More
Mr. Davis focuses his practice on corporate law. He advises boards of directors and special committees in regard to fiduciary duty issues in various contexts, and he has extensive experience restructuring financially distressed enterprises, both inside and outside of bankruptcy. He is a member of the firm's Transactional & Securities, Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations, and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices. He frequently represents buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisition transactions, from management buy-outs to combinations of large public companies.Close
Edward M. (Ed) McNally
Mr. McNally has more than 40 years of experience applying Delaware law. He is recognized for his knowledge of Delaware... | Read More
Mr. McNally has more than 40 years of experience applying Delaware law. He is recognized for his knowledge of Delaware law in Delaware’s state and federal courts. His representations include major complex commercial litigation cases, contract disputes, corporate control and management issues, shareholder rights, employment and non-compete agreement disputes, and financial transaction matters. He is also an active mediator in business disputes.Close
Michael D. Allen
Richards Layton & Finger
Mr. Allen counsels corporations, officers, directors, boards and stockholders on transactional and advisory... | Read More
Mr. Allen counsels corporations, officers, directors, boards and stockholders on transactional and advisory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, proxy contests, stockholder meetings, and corporate governance issues. His practice also involves rendering legal opinions on Delaware corporate law issues and he is a frequent speaker regarding Delaware law developments.Close