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State of Delaware Launches New International Corporate Law Website

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Location: Wilmington, DE

Governor Jack Markell joined Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock, Court of Chancery Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr., and international attorneys to unveil a new website CorpLaw.Delaware.Gov that highlights the benefits of incorporating in Delaware. The new site features content in 10 languages, a blog with updated information, and an email subscription service for those interested in updates.

"In a globalized economy, businesses have many choices about where they locate and where they incorporate," said Governor Jack Markell. "This website is an important tool that will help the state of Delaware communicate and market to an ever-expanding international audience about the benefits of incorporating in Delaware. The site will help us reach a broad international audience whose members may be weighing their options for business formation. We want them to choose Delaware."

The new site, corplaw.delaware.gov, features basic information on the advantages of Delaware corporate law in 10 languages (English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish). The content is written in a straightforward and non-technical manner, making it accessible and understandable. An accompanying English language blog will feature new content and expert articles that will be refreshed on a regular basis. The website also includes a subscription feature so those interested may sign up for email updates.

Chancellor Strine said, "By creating an ongoing forum for conversation among Delaware's corporate bar and entrepreneurs, investment bankers and corporate lawyers around the globe, the State's Corporate Law website will deepen Delaware's growing status as the world's leading domicile for the formation of sophisticated business entities. Good long-term relationships are grounded in mutual understanding and respect, and this website is an illustration of the appreciation Delaware has for the global constituents of its corporate and business laws."

The Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Committee participated in creation of content for the site as well, forming an "Article's Subcommittee" that has crafted expert articles that will be featured on the blog.

Secretary Bullock said, "We have long recognized the need to communicate with the international community to leverage the State of Delaware's key strengths: our advanced corporate law, business focused Court of Chancery, our expert legal community in Delaware, and our efficient Division of Corporations. This new site allows us to communicate this message across the world."

Paul Olden, with the law firm NautaDutilh, who provided the Dutch and French translation of the website, said of the project, "In our opinion, it is important to be aware of the high quality of Delaware law and Judiciary. In our home jurisdictions Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, we closely monitor developments on corporate governance in the US, and Delaware in particular. The importance of these developments is partly due to the popularity of Delaware as a domicile for corporations from all over the US (and beyond). Delaware law and its body of precedent case law is therefore an example for the Benelux countries."


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