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
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