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The activist’s tools and playbook

16 October 2018 | Global
Legal Briefings

Activist shareholders have a number of tools at their disposal. The UK in particular has always provided a strong basis of shareholder rights from which to challenge management and the legal and regulatory framework in the UK is arguably the most benign framework for possible activist activities in Europe. An activist can often amplify its influence beyond the size of its shareholding (which in some cases may be quite small) and becoming the ‘lightning rod’ for the shareholder voice of change.