1-Hour Program

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented volatility in the equity markets. With precipitous declines in share prices coupled with significant changes in share ownership, few public companies are totally immune from shareholder activism. Whether a company has already been dealing with an activist or is simply concerned about their new vulnerabilities, they need to be prepared for what is coming next. Whatever the particular situation, companies should prepare now.  During this One-Hour Briefing, Francis J. Aquila and Melissa Sawyer of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP will discuss the following:

  • Addressing short selling, rapid share accumulation and vulnerability to unsolicited takeover bids
  • Preparing for proxy contests, special meeting demands and written consent campaigns 
  • Preparing for responses to activist demands 
  • Engaging with regulators and institutional shareholders amidst the crisis


Program Level:  Update 

Intended Audience:  Corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions attorneys, financial services attorneys, compliance professionals, bankers and allied professionals engaging with regulators and institutional shareholders 

Prerequisites:  None 

Advanced Preparation:  None


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