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Successfully Dealing with Shareholder Engagement and Activism


Lawyer David Conklin, Brenda Gosselin, Michael Partridge
Area Corporate Finance and Securities


Goodmans LLP invites you to join us for an insightful discussion on shareholder engagement best practices and the ins and outs of responding to shareholder activism. A panel of experienced practitioners will share their perspectives on a variety of recent developments and contests in this constantly evolving area and offer tips on how to minimize the risk that your company might be targeted by activists as well as strategies for effectively dealing with an activism initiative.

Michael Partridge, Partner, Goodmans LLP

David Conklin, Partner, Goodmans LLP
Brenda Gosselin, Partner, Goodmans LLP
Joel Shaffer, Partner, Longview Communications & Public Affairs

Original Program Date:
Thursday, February 7, 2019

CPD Value:
1.5 Substantive Hours

Archive Recording
Presentation Materials

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