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Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on ESG Investing
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2018

On April 23, 2018, the Department of Labor ("DOL") released Field Assistance Bulletin 2018-01 (the "FAB"). The FAB has particular significance for

Shareholder activism: How can companies protect themselves?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 10 2018

Glaucus' recent attack on Blue Sky Alternative Investments demonstrates the devastating effect an activist short seller can have on a company's share

Department of Labor Warns about Socially Responsible Investing and Shareholder Activism
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2018

On April 23, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2018-01 (FAB 2018-1) warning its national and regional offices that

Federal Court decision deals setback to rising Shareholder Activism in Australia
  • BAL Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 26 2018

Shareholder activism has been growing in popularity in Australia. It is a means by which minority shareholders can band together to pressure boards to

Recent Developments in Activist Investing in Japan
  • White & Case LLP
  • Japan
  • April 12 2018

Activist investor Oasis Management receives 90 approval for its proposals from minority shareholders at Tokyo Stock Exchange (ticker: 9449) listed

Shareholder Activism at Retailers in 2018
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth 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