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Stephen Halperin and Sheldon Freeman at Lexpert’s “Winning the vote when it is required most”


Lawyer Sheldon Freeman, Stephen Halperin
Area Corporate Finance and Securities, Shareholder Rights and Activism


Wednesday June 8, 2011
St. Andrew's Club and Conference Centre
Toronto, Ontario

11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  The Activist Strategy

Speaker:  Stephen Halperin, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • Developing a share accumulation strategy
  • Legal and tactical issues related to disclosure
  • Board/Management and shareholder engagement

3:45 - 4:45 pm:  Managing and Timing the Vote

Speaker:  Sheldon Freeman, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • Requisitioned meeting – Management’s response on when to hold
    the meeting
  • When to/when not to disclose the vote results (tabulation review)
  • Ballot process and factoring in appointments
  • Withhold votes, not necessarily a “casting” vote
  • Proxy cut-off (waiving)
  • Adjournments

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