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Defamation lawsuits as a defence to shareholder activism

Activist investors engaged in proxy fights typically mount aggressive public relations campaigns in order to undermine shareholder confidence in a target company’s performance and leadership, whether through social media, online forums or by using the more traditional PR channels. In response, target companies have turned to a number of defensive measures, many of which have been previously discussed on this blog. As part of their proxy defence playbooks, target companies may threaten or actively pursue legal action, such as by filing complaints with securities regulators or by suing for defamation.

Naturally, the decision to commence legal action must take into … Continue Reading

Shareholder activism: A year in review – Cutting-edge tactics in 2014 and a look ahead

Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations Team, will be joined by Wes Hall, CEO, Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. to host our annual video webinar “Shareholder Activism: A Year in Review – Cutting-edge Tactics in 2014 and a Look Ahead” on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 pm EST.

On the heels of one of the busiest years in shareholder activism in Canada, we will highlight the key developments of 2014 and what to expect for 2015. Our speakers will update you on everything you need to know to be current on shareholder … Continue Reading

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