Possible Legal Precedents In TransPerfect Global

By Melvin Schweitzer (August 2, 2017, 11:53 AM EDT) -- In 2015, the Delaware Chancery Court ordered the sale of the translation services company, TransPerfect Global, as part of resolving a dispute between the company's largest shareholders, Phil Shawe, Shirley Shawe and Liz Elting. The Delaware Supreme Court earlier this year affirmed the Chancery Court decision with one of five justices dissenting. In the aftermath of the TransPerfect decision, much remains open regarding how much deference the Chancery Court should give to directors to resolve internal disputes, and when a directed sale is an appropriate remedy. The Delaware Chancery is considered the gold standard among corporations globally, and for that very reason, many find it hard to consider the possibility that the court could occasionally be wrong. This may be one of those cases. To bring attention to the issue, Philip Shawe began a scholarship competition among law school students to publicly explore the case as if it were being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court level....

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