January 2017 – Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations Team hosted their annual video webinar on M&A activity in Canada. They highlight the key developments of 2016 and what to expect for 2017. Watch the video (registration required).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and Lexpert will again be co-hosting two full-day seminar sessions entitled “Corporate Governance 2014: Corporate Governance in Special Situations” on December 4th (Toronto) and December 8th (Calgary). These seminars will include discussions on corporate governance developments in special situations, with specific focus on the trends, tools and defences used during proxy fights, M&A transactions, and situations of financial distress.
The seminars will be co-chaired by our partners, Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, who will be joined by the following speakers.
Norton Rose Fulbright Speakers:
- Ava Yaskiel, Partner
- Justin Ferrara, Partner
Activist Insight recently released its half-year review. Activist Insight, which provides market analysis and chronicles critical developments in activist investing, made the following observations regarding U.S. activist investing trends for the first half of 2014, including:
- While the US continued to dominate public instances of activism (with 127 campaigns initiated), a significant number were waged throughout Europe, Canada and the rest of the world.
- The average US stock held by an activist for at least two months in H1 2014 appreciated by an annualized 51.0%*, compared with 16.4% for the S&P 500.
- The proportion of activists seeking board representation