Shareholder Activism

Shareholder activism is on the rise and as shareholders find new ways to assert their power – in and out the boardroom – it is paramount that companies also pre-emptively protect their interests.

In support of activist shareholders, we have campaigned for changes to executive leadership, dispositions of business units, and various corporate finance transactions. In support of companies and their directors, we have facilitated collaborative relationships with shareholders and advised on board composition, corporate governance and shareholder proposals.

With experience on both sides of the table, we understand the counterparty’s strategy and are able to anticipate its plan of action, offering proactive advice that best achieves our client’s objectives.

Our services include:

  • Shareholder engagement
  • Corporate governance (including King IV Code™)
  • Shareholder meeting management
  • Proxy strategy
  • Competition and antitrust matters
  • Internal investigations
  • Litigation
  • Reputation protection
  • Take over strategy