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Shareholder Activism at Retailers in 2018
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2018

Once the sole province of hedge funds and special interest groups, many mainstream institutional investors have now also embraced a more activist


Shareholder activism: Should Companies in Guernsey be Worried?
  • Guernsey Finance
  • Guernsey
  • January 2 2018

Often, compliance officers find themselves being dragged into debates about company law, especially at wealth management firms that handle stock for


Shareholder Activism in Switzerland - Current developments
  • Schellenberg Wittmer
  • Switzerland
  • December 31 2017

In recent years, shareholder activism has gained significant influence on the fate of public companies worldwide. This trend does not stop at


Your Word May Really Be Your Bond (and a Specifically Enforceable One to Boot)
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2017

There persists a myth among the uninformed that oral contracts are unenforceable. The truth is, however, that unless the applicable statute of frauds


ISS and Glass Lewis 2018 Proxy Guidelines Continue to Expand Shareholder Influence
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2017

Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis recently published their proxy voting policy updates for 2018. ISS’s


European Private Equity Review - Autumn 2017 Edition
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom, European Union
  • October 12 2017

In the following articles we highlight the latest market trends, with a particular focus on investment activity by private equity sponsors beyond


Shareholder activism in Poland - an overview
  • Kubas Kos Gałkowski
  • Poland
  • October 4 2017

Shareholder activism has grown in popularity in recent decades (particularly in the United States) due to leading law firms specialising in the


Studies show hedge fund activists have adverse impact on board diversity and target more firms with women CEOs
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2017

While more and more institutional holders and asset managers are noisily promoting board diversity among their portfolio companies (see this PubCo


Shareholder Activism Dealt a Blow in Australia's Federal Court
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • August 31 2017

In RBC Investor Services Australia Nominees Pty Limited v Brickworks Limited 2017 FCA 756 (10 July 2017) ("Brickworks


AkzoNobel v. Elliott: viewpoints for target company conduct in hostile takeover situations
  • Stibbe
  • Netherlands
  • August 22 2017

Recently AkzoNobel N.V., a Dutch-based producer of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals, received three unsolicited takeover proposals from PPG