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The Shareholder Rights and Activism Review, 3rd edition

03 October 2018 | UK, Australia
Legal Briefings – By Gavin Davies, Mark Bardell, Quentin Digby and Timothy Stutt


For the third year, Herbert Smith Freehills has contributed to The Shareholder Rights and Activism Review, a multi-jurisdictional review of current developments in shareholder activism and related corporate law.

Shareholder activism comes in many forms, from privately engaging with a company on certain issues, to waging a contest to replace members of a company’s board of directors, to publicly agitating for a company to undergo a fundamental transaction.

The Review brings together content from leading law firms to provide a global perspective on the legal framework for shareholder activism and recent developments, trends and strategies. Herbert Smith Freehills contributed chapters to the Review for the United Kingdom and Australia.

The firm’s contributions to the Review build on the significant work that Herbert Smith Freehills has undertaken advising companies in preparing for and responding to activist approaches.

The United Kingdom chapter was authored by Gavin Davies and Mark Bardell, partners in the firm’s Corporate practice in London. The Australian chapter was authored by Quentin Digby and Timothy Stutt, partner and senior associate respectively, in the firm’s Corporate practice in Sydney.

•The United Kingdom chapter can be accessed here.

•The Australia chapter can be accessed here.

The Shareholder Rights and Activism Review is available on the Law Reviews website and Bloomberg Law. Hardcopies can be purchased through the publisher.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd

The articles were first published in September 2018

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