Practitioners Discuss U.S. and Canadian Shareholder Activism and Activist Tools

A recent program sponsored by law firms McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Sadis & Goldberg LLP discussed the present state of shareholder activism in Canada and the U.S., focusing on the tools available to advance activists’ agendas and the statutory and regulatory regimes that affect their use of those tools.  The program featured Sam Lieberman, a partner at Sadis & Goldberg LLP; and Tim McCafferty and René Sorell, both partners at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.  For more on activist investing, see “Can Activist Hedge Fund Managers Provide Special Compensation to Nominees That Are Elected to the Board of a Target?,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 7, No. 16 (Apr. 25, 2014); “Drawbacks of Being a Lone Dissident on a Board of Directors, Starting an Activist Campaign and Targeting Retail Investors Are Themes at Activist Investor Conference,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 6 (Feb. 18, 2011).

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