G&E’s shareholder activism practice provides strategic and tactical advice and due diligence to hedge funds, pension funds, asset managers, and individuals on all aspects of active ownership. The G&E team supports clients with a unique skill set, including idea generation, corporate and securities laws, investor relations, corporate governance, environmental and social issues, and litigation. We seek to be a partner for investors seeking to promote positive change and long-term value creation in the areas of capital allocation, governance, and operations. The practice draws on G&E’s over 20-year track-record representing the world’s largest institutional investors in pursuing shareholder rights on both economic and ESG issues.

Securities Laws and Compliance – G&E advises clients on proxy rules, trading and affiliate rules, Sections 13 and 16 compliance and filings, antitrust regulations, federal and state securities and corporate laws, tax and regulatory issues, and related litigation. We also advise clients generally on the acquisition and financing of fund investments.

Corporate Governance – G&E reviews charter and bylaw provisions of investee companies, and identifies inadequacies that both affect value and are necessary to develop procedural and legal strategies to create positive change. G&E also reviews the financial and non-financial performance of board members, providing information on qualifications, investment track-records, and potential conflicts. We also advise on ESG issues that can impact value, such as diversity, constituency representation, and environmental sustainability.

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Please contact Jonathan Oestreich to learn more about about G&E’s shareholder activism group.