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2014 Proxy Season

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January 30, 2017 Outthinking Activist Investors: 3 Rules for Corporate Boards

Source: Fortune

The hottest topic in many corporate boardrooms today is shareholder activism β€” or more specifically, the vulnerability of becoming the target of a shareholder activist and what to do about it. Instead of dreading this or, worse,...

January 23, 2017 2017 Proxy Season: Key ISS Compensation-Related Updates

Source: Lexology

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recently released updates to its 2017 voting policies effective for annual meetings on or after February 1, 2017. This Client Alert summarizes compensation-related policy changes and...


Source: The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) - News Release

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), a global think tank, today published its eighth annual β€œTop 10” list of business and human rights issues for the coming year.[more]

December 8, 2016 ISS and Glass Lewis Release Policy Updates for the 2017 Proxy Season

Source: Lexology

Recently, proxy advisors Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis released updates to their benchmark voting policies for the 2017 proxy season. In the case of ISS, additional guidance is expected in the...

December 7, 2016 2016 Silicon Valley Proxy Season Results

Source: JS Supra

This companion supplement to the Fenwick survey, Corporate Governance Practices and Trends: A Comparison of Large Public Companies and Silicon Valley Companies, covers trends in stockholder voting at annual meetings in the 2016...

November 28, 2016 The future of poison pills: a look ahead to the 2017 proxy season

Source: Norton Rose Fulbright

When amendments to the Canadian take-over bid regime were announced and implemented earlier this year, there was speculation as to the continued relevance and importance of shareholder rights plans (poison pills).

November 15, 2016 How shareholders are rewriting the rules for public company directors

Source: The Globe and Mail

The owners of public companies, shareholders, have re-written their expectations when it comes to the level of access they demand from those they elect. In fact, director-shareholder engagement is becoming a prerequisite for high...

November 2, 2016 2017 Proxy Season Reminder

In general, say-on-pay frequency votes last took place in 2011 – as you may recall, with the exception of smaller reporting companies (which generally are subject to more relaxed disclosure requirements), the initial rules became...

November 2, 2016 SEC Says Apple Must Allow Investors to Vote on Executive Pay Probe

Source: Fortune

The Securities and Exchange Commission said that Apple could not exclude a vote on whether the company should hire multiple outside experts to reform its executive compensation practices from its annual proxy.

October 12, 2016 2017 Proxy Season Roll Out -- What's Next for Shareholder Engagement?

Source: Forbes

Dodd-Frank has reinvented investor-board discourse. The 2,300-word document produced a greater level of transparency for stakeholders, and subsequently, an ever-increasing number of repercussions in the boardroom and beyond.

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