Shareholder matters

The relationship between a company and its shareholders or between shareholders can be a source of great strength and impetus for a business but can also be distracting and highly counter-productive. Our experience in addressing shareholder matters enables us to assist in discussions with and resolve disputes concerning shareholders.

The rise in recent years of shareholder activism is an increasing consideration for companies and their boards. Shareholder activists are frequently highly experienced and financially well resourced. Invariably, they have undertaken extensive research on target companies. Being the subject of an activist campaign will consume substantial resources of the company and its board and senior executives. We work with our clients to prepare for the possibility of an activist approach and in the engagement and resolution phases of an activist campaign.

The level of information provided by companies to their shareholders and others in the context of continuous disclosure obligations or more broadly, is gaining increased attention. Allegations of shortcomings in disclosure are forming the basis of many class actions and other disputes. We are able to assist with the review of and investigations into our clients’ disclosure programs and compliance.

Brett Cowell was recently interviewed by Fraser Tennant a journalist from Financier Worldwide Magazine and was referenced in a recent article “Shareholder activism in Australia: a force for good?” published in their October 2018 magazine.  Click hereto read the online article.

Jon and Brett will be with you all the way, guiding you through the process and making it as easy as possible to find strategic solutions.

Other Services

Mediation / Arbitration / Facilitation

CC Strategic Advisory assists companies, family businesses and individuals to quickly identify issues at the core and will proactively work with the parties to find a way to resolve them.

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Board Advisory and Family Succession

CC Strategic Advisory can facilitate family boards, companies and SMEs to design a process and, if required, assist the parties to resolve disputes, issues or find workable solutions.

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Financial Restructuring and Risk Management

CC Strategic Advisory uses there corporate and legal experience to review and identify structural and operational risks.

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Professional Services, Management and Consultancy

CC Strategic Advisory can facilitate family boards and professional service providers with strategic advice and structuring.

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CC Strategic Advisory’s unique combination of commercial and legal expertise ideally supports government departments and companies to put in place a robust probity plan and process, if required, and assist with regular reviews for compliance.

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Corporate and Commercial Transactions

CC Strategic Advisory assists both bidders/acquirers and targets/sellers in preparing for or defending commercial transactions.

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Board structuring and performance

CC Strategic Advisory can assist chairs and boards on board structuring and board performance matters.

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CC Strategic Advisory

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