Tag Archives: Shareholder

The New Paradigm and the EU Shareholder Rights Directive II

Posted by Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Saturday, May 11, 2019 Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. … Continue reading

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2019 Proxy Season Update: Shareholder Proposal Trends

In the United States, the process by which shareholders submit proposals to be voted on at a company’s annual meeting has long been a mechanism used to promote often obscure special interests and social issues. In recent years, however, as … Continue reading

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The Board’s Importance in Vetting Shareholder Proposals

A recent successful effort by a public company to exclude an environmental proposal from its proxy statement may signal a new approach for boards of directors to consider when managing shareholder proposals. Because retailers and consumer products companies routinely receive … Continue reading

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Shareholder Activism Reaches Record Levels

Activist Insight recently published the sixth edition of its annual report, entitled “The Activist Investing Annual Review 2019” (the “Review”). The Review analyzes recent global shareholder activism trends, forecasts expected developments in 2019, and highlights and compares jurisdictional data. Oh, … Continue reading

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Corporate Shareholder Meetings In Washington State

 Washington corporations have shareholders and those shareholders have certain rights. Among these rights is the right to participate in shareholder meetings, which can include the right to vote on things like the election of directors to the board of directors. … Continue reading

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