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ISS Issues 2017 Summary Proxy Voting Guidelines

USA - January 20 2017 On December 22, 2016, ISS published its 2017 Summary Proxy Voting Guidelines, which will be effective for shareholder meetings on or after February 1...

Lizanne Thomas, Robin C. Melman, Randi C. Lesnick, Robert A. Profusek, Lyle G. Ganske, Daniel C. Hagen.

Proxy Access Denied: Company Rejects Investor's Attempted Use of Proxy Access Bylaw

USA - December 16 2016 Last month, an activist investor's attempt to nominate a director gave rise to two proxy access milestonesthe first attempted use of a proxy access...

Robert S. Faxon, Christopher M. Kelly, Michael J. Solecki.

Antitrust Alert: U.S. DOJ Requires HSR Filing by Activist Investors, Rejecting Claim of "Passive Investment"

USA - April 19 2016 The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit claiming that two ValueAct Capital funds violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by acquiring over $2.5...

Lizanne Thomas, Michael H. Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, David P. Wales, Lyle G. Ganske.

Delaware Court of Chancery Invalidates For-Cause Removal Requirement for Unclassified Boards of Directors

USA - February 2 2016 On December 21, 2015, Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery invalidated provisions in a company’s certificate of incorporation and...

Robert S. Faxon, Robert W. Gaffey, Andrew M. Levine, Robert A. Profusek, Lyle G. Ganske.

Delaware update: Supreme Court awards expectation damages for failure to negotiate in good faith

USA - July 9 2013 In a case involving the breach of an express obligation to negotiate a license in good faith based on a preexisting term sheet, the Delaware Supreme...

Michael L. Davitt, William S. Freeman, Robert A. Profusek, Philip Le B. Douglas, Scott Fletcher.