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Delaware Supreme Court Shines a (Blurry) Spotlight on Director Compensation Decisions: In re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

Delaware court decisions in recent years have led a number of companies to adopt stockholder-approved director compensation limits in order to


Delaware Supreme Court reverses Court of Chancery's Dell appraisal decision
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

In Dell Inc v Magnetar Global Event Driven Master Fund Ltd the Delaware Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Court of Chancery's valuation of


“Efforts” Covenants in Delaware Contracts
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

Many commercial contracts use some variation of “efforts” in qualifying a party’s obligation to perform an obligation. For instance, a contract may


Hot Topic for 2018 Proxy Season: Director Compensation in Wake of New Delaware Supreme Court Ruling
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2018

In an important recent opinion, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled in In re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation that certain director


2017 U.S. Legal and Regulatory Developments
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • January 11 2018

The following is our summary of significant U.S. legal and regulatory developments during 2017 of interest to Canadian companies and their advisors


Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Decision That Well-Pled Unocal Claim Does Not Automatically Excuse Pre-Suit Demand
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

On December 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Delaware affirmed the Delaware Court of Chancery’s dismissal of a shareholder derivative action asserting


Have You Evaluated Your Corporate Indemnification Obligations Lately?
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

All states have statutes, typically found in the state’s corporation laws, permitting or requiring indemnification of officers and directors in


2017 Year in Review: Corporate Governance Litigation & Regulation
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2018

Delaware courts have recently issued decisions that have fundamentally altered corporate governance litigation. In 2016, the Court of Chancery changed


The Appraisal Landscape After the Delaware Supreme Court’s Dell and DFC Global DecisionsKey Points, Open Issues and Practice Points
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2018

In the second half of 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court issued two seminal decisions concerning appraisalDFC Global v. Muirfield (Aug. 1, 2017) and


Delaware M&A Quarterly - Winter 2017
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2018

This quarter, the Delaware Supreme Court issued a milestone appraisal decision, continuing the trend to urge reliance on deal price in appraisal