InstructorTerri Hays
TypeOnline Course
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PracticeEdge Elite™

Standard Tuition $400 US

Senior Fellow Michael Scargill, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling

This Course will look at the various types of shareholder activism and engagement found in the UK, noting recent developments, including the so-called shareholder spring revolt over director remuneration, as well as other governance and strategy and ad hoc issues that have attracted shareholder opposition.

It will review the legal basis for certain shareholder activist strategies, noting the different ways in which UK corporate law both facilitates, and in some cases mandates, shareholder input into company decision-making and also protects minority shareholders in certain situations.

The Course will also explain the various approaches taken to shareholder activism and engagement taken by different UK regulatory agencies, including the UK Takeover Panel and the FCA, and by the key UK corporate governance codes. There will be a focus on the largely regulatory issues and concerns that any would-be shareholder activist needs to be aware of and a discussion about how these problems may best be dealt with in different situations. The Course will conclude with some examples of recent shareholder activism.

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Students shall learn the following within this class session:

  • Gain detailed familiarity with the UK shareholder activism scene, including recent notable examples of activist approaches
  • Be able to identify regulatory constraints and acceptance of shareholder activist strategies in relation to UK companies
  • Be made aware of the legal background to UK shareholder activism and the opportunities provided by UK corporate law for certain activist strategies
  • Be able to assess the impact of European Union regulation on the UK position
  • Be enabled to compare the UK regulatory and legal approaches with those that participants are aware of from their home jurisdictions
  • Hear about likely and possible future legal and regulatory developments with respect to UK shareholder activism

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Senior Fellow:

  • Michael Scargill, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling

Guest Lecturers:

  • Jeremy Kutner, LL.M., Partner, Shearman & Sterling
  • George Karafotias, LL.M., Partner, Shearman & Sterling
  • Laurence Levy, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
  • Simon Little, LL.M., Associate, Shearman & Sterling

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Accreditation Information

CLE Information

Credit Hours: 4
Subject Area: Professional Practice
States: Contact Curriculum Advisor For More Information

CPE Information

Credit Hours: 6
Subject Area: Accounting
States: Contact Curriculum Advisor For More Information


Course ID Number:  8180


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Alabama: Approval of all web based programs is limited to a maximum of 6.0 credits.

Arizona: Does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. RCA programs may qualify for credit based on the requirements outlined in the MCLE Regulations and Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Rule 45.

Iowa: The approval is for one year from recorded date. Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.

Missouri: On-demand web programs are restricted to six hours of self-study credit per year. Self-study may not be used to satisfy the ethics requirements. Self-study can not be used for carryover credit.

New Hamphsire: The approval is for three years from recorded date.

New Mexico: On-Demand web programs are restricted to 4.0 self-study credits per year.

New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-traditional course formats such as on-demand Web Programs or live Webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.

North Carolina: A maximum of 4 credits per reporting period may be earned by participating in on-demand web programs.

Ohio: To confirm that the web program has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.

Oklahoma: Up to 6 credits may be earned each year through computer-based or technology-based legal education programs.

Pennsylvania: PA attorneys may only receive a maximum of four (4) hours of distance learning credit per compliance period. All distance learning programs must be a minimum of 1 full hour.

Rhode Island: Audio Only On-Demand Web Programs are not approved for credit. On-Demand Web Programs must have an audio and video component.

Tennessee: The approval is for the calendar year in which the live program was presented.

Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.

Wisconsin: Ethics credit is not allowed. The ethics portion of the program will be approved for general credit. There is a 10 credit limit for on-demand web programs during every 2-year reporting period. Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.

Iowa, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin DO NOT approve Audio Only On-Demand Web Programs.

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