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Key Corporate and Commercial Delaware Decisions for First Five Months of 2013
Posted on 6 Jun 2013 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

Among the key corporate and commercial Delaware decisions that we have highlighted on these pages during the first five months of 2013, the following decisions either clarified existing Delaware law or announced new law on important substantive or... Read More

Annual Review of Key Delaware Corporate Decisions for 2014
Posted on 2 Feb 2015 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

This is the tenth year that we are providing our annual review of the key corporate and commercial decisions from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery. This year we decided to pick only the top five among the more than 200 or so opinions... Read More

Should Nevada Be the New Preferred Forum? (That’s Right, Nevada.)
Posted on 13 Aug 2015 by Kevin M. LaCroix

As I noted in a recent post , when the Wall Street Journal has a front-page article asking the question whether Delaware’s claim as the preferred home jurisdiction for many U.S. corporations continues to be warranted, it might be time to wonder... Read More

Delaware Proposes New Fee-Shifting and Forum Selection Legislation
Posted on 10 Mar 2015 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

Legislation is being proposed to ask the Delaware Legislature to limit the ability of corporations to adopt fee-shifting provisions in their charter and bylaws, but to provide additional support for adopting forum selection clauses in those same corporate... Read More

So Why Should Delaware Corporate Law Predominate?
Posted on 10 Aug 2015 by Kevin M. LaCroix

One feature of the U.S. corporate law environment that always strikes outside observers and new initiates as odd is the predominance on the legal landscape of the law of Delaware. The tiny Eastern seaboard state is the second smallest U.S. state by size;... Read More

Delaware Appraisal Amendments
Posted on 18 Mar 2015 by Brian JM Quinn

Usually amendments to the corporate law are pretty sleepy affairs. This year is different. There's anti-fee-shifting legislation, In the slew of amendments generating interest this year, there's the new Chancery facilitated arbitration procedure... Read More

Big News Out of Delaware: Tamika Montgomery-Reeves Nominated for Vice Chancellor
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by Brian JM Quinn

Gov. Markell has announced the nomination of Tamika Montgomery-Reeves , a Wilson Sonsini partner, to replace retiring Vice Chancellor Donald Parsons. Ms. Montgomery-Reeves will be the first African-American to serve as Vice Chancellor in the Chancery... Read More

Widener Law’s Annual Pileggi Lecture Considers “Delaware’s Choice”
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

Widener University School of Law is pleased to announce that Guhan Subramanian , the Joseph Flom Professor of Law & Business at Harvard Law School, will deliver the 2013 Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law. The media is invited... Read More

Top Ten 2013 Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions
Posted on 7 Jan 2014 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

by Francis G.X. Pileggi and Kevin F. Brady This is our ninth annual review of key Delaware corporate and commercial decisions. During 2013, we reviewed and summarized over 200 decisions from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery on corporate... Read More