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"Navigating Today’s Shareholder Activism Landscape: What Companies Should Consider"

Shareholder activism is the corporate topic du jour, be it in boardrooms, the media or Washington, D.C. While corporate boards and management need to understand the current environment and how we got here, their top priority...more

6/26/2014 - SEC Shareholder Activism Shareholder Litigation Shareholder Rights Shareholders

"Fee-Shifting Bylaws: The Current State of Play"

As previously reported, on May 8, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court issued an opinion in ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund (German Tennis Federation), No. 534,2013 (Del. May 8, 2014), holding that fee-shifting provisions...more

6/20/2014

"Delaware Court of Chancery Recognizes Potential Benefits of Shareholder Rights Plans in Addressing Shareholder Activism"

William F. Ruprecht, et al., and Sotheby’s, which, in essence, recognized that a board of directors could adopt a shareholder rights plan as a reasonable response to a threat posed by an activist shareholder....more

5/13/2014 - Board of Directors Corporate Governance Shareholder Activism Shareholder Litigation Shareholders Sothebys

"Delaware Court Upholds Board-Adopted Forum Selection Bylaws"

This week, the Delaware Court of Chancery upheld board-adopted forum selection bylaws requiring that stockholder claims against a Delaware corporation or its directors be brought in a Delaware court. A number of Delaware...more

6/28/2013 - Board of Directors Bylaws Corporate Governance Forum Selection Clause

"Activist Shareholders in the U.S.: A Changing Landscape"

Nature and Direction of Change - Shareholder activism in the U.S. has increased significantly over the past several years, with activist campaigns increasingly targeting well-known, larger market capitalization...more

6/17/2013 - Shareholder Activism Shareholders

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