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Goodmans Presents: Shareholder Activism in Canada

April-22-2010

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More than ever before, shareholders are willing to take action to effect change through proxy fights.

Please join us at Goodmans as we host a special breakfast session moderated by the CBC’s Amanda Lang. Find out what shareholders, companies and directors need to know in order to prepare for dissident shareholder activity.

The session will explore:

  • why Canada is seeing an increase in proxy contests and what the outcomes have been
  • what motivates shareholder activism and how success is measured
  • what companies can do to make themselves less vulnerable or more able to repel an attack
  • how shareholder activism differs in the U.S. and Canada

MODERATOR:
Amanda Lang, CBC's Senior Business Correspondent
 

PANELISTS:
Stephen Halperin, Partner, Goodmans LLP
Wes Hall, President and CEO, Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc.
Peter Puccetti, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Goodwood Funds
Eric Rosenfeld, Chairman & CEO, Crescendo Partners


THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
7:30a.m. – 8:00a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00a.m. – 9:30a.m. Panel Discussion

Goodmans LLP
333 Bay Street
34th Floor
Toronto ON

Click on the links below to view material from the seminar:

The Mechanics of an Ambush

Dissident Proxy Circulars - Challenging the Status Quo