Amendments Made to the Delaware General Corporation Law

The amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law that were signed by the Governor this past spring became effective on August 1, 2009.  They can be viewed here.  As described more fully in the synopsis to the legislation, these are very significant amendments, dealing with issues like proxy access bylaws (new Section 112), proxy contest expense reimbursement bylaws (Section 113), bifurcation of record dates for notice and voting at stockholder meetings (amended Section 213 and related sections), and alteration of rights to indemnification and advancement of defense costs (amended Section 145(f)).