Christopher Drewry

Christopher Drewry

Latham & Watkins LLP

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The Resilient Rights Plan: Recent Poison Pill Developments and Trends

Shareholder rights plans were developed more than 30 years ago to fend off opportunistic hostile offers and other abusive takeover transactions. Rights plans deter unauthorized stock accumulations by imposing substantial...more

7/8/2014 - Board of Directors Corporate Governance Hostile Takeover Poison Pill Shareholder Activism Shareholder Rights Shareholders

Third Point LLC v. Ruprecht — Activism Confronts the Rights Plan

The Delaware Court of Chancery refuses to enjoin Sotheby’s annual meeting and allows Sotheby’s “poison pill” to protect against an activist’s proxy contest. Implications for our Clients - In a thirty year-long...more

5/15/2014 - Board of Directors Proxy Contests Shareholder Litigation Shareholders Sothebys

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