The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Austria; France; Germany; Hong Kong; Ireland; Japan; Luxembourg; Netherlands; New Zealand; South Korea; Switzerland; United Kingdom; USA
The set of questions relating to the topic of Shareholder Activism & Engagement and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
What are the primary sources of laws and regulations relating to shareholder activism and engagement? Who makes and enforces them?
How frequent are activist campaigns in your jurisdiction and what are the chances of success?
How is shareholder activism generally viewed in your jurisdiction by the legislature, regulators, institutional and retail shareholders and the general public? Are some industries more or less prone to shareholder activism? Why?
What are the typical characteristics of shareholder activists in your jurisdiction?
What are the main operational governance and sociopolitical areas that shareholder activism focuses on? Do any factors tend to attract shareholder activist attention?
What common strategies do activist shareholders use to pursue their ob
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