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Sidley Perspectives on M&A and Corporate Governance

USA - September 30 2022 Almost a year ago, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new Rule 14a-19 and amendments to existing rules under the Securities…

Laura Collins, Holly J.Gregory, Karen Kazmerzak, Leonard Wood, Derek Zaba

ISS Provides Guidance on the Universal Proxy Card, Puts “Weakest” Directors on Notice

USA - August 24 2022 On August 22, 2022, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the leading global proxy advisory firm, issued a special situations research note on…

Beth E. Berg, Leonard Wood, Jessica Wood, Derek Zaba

SEC Dramatically Changes the Rules for Proxy Contests, Adopts Universal Proxy

USA - November 18 2021 On November 17, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new Rule 14a-19 and amendments to existing rules under the Securities…

Sonia Gupta Barros, Beth E. Berg, Holly J.Gregory, Leonard Wood, Derek Zaba

“Proxy Access on Steroids” — Sidley Sends Formal Comment Letter on the SEC’s Universal Proxy Proposal

USA - June 9 2021 On June 7, 2021, the leaders of Sidley Austin LLP's Shareholder Activism & Corporate Defense Group sent a formal comment letter regarding the recent…

Beth E. Berg, Holly J.Gregory, Leonard Wood, Derek Zaba

Shareholder Activism and ESG: What Comes Next, and How to Prepare

USA - May 27 2021 The recent successes of shareholder activists against Big Oil are one of many signs of mounting and effective pressure from investors on public…

Beth E. Berg, Rebecca Grapsas, Holly J.Gregory, Leonard Wood, Derek Zaba