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    1. Kirkland & Ellis Discusses Shareholder Activism Trends in Real Estate Investment Trusts After COVID-19

      Kirkland & Ellis Discusses Shareholder Activism Trends in Real Estate Investment Trusts After COVID-19

      Even before the emergence shareholder activism had become a mainstay of public company life in the real estate investment trust world. But in the wake of the pandemic, which upended business as usual in a number of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) sectors, we expect shareholder activism to accelerate as the dust settles. Below are some key trends that we believe will begin to play out as hesitation gives way to opportunism...

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    2. Will California's Board Quota Law Change Diversity Disclosures In Proxy Statements?

      Will California's Board Quota Law Change Diversity Disclosures In Proxy Statements?

      The Securities and Exchange Commission's proxy rules require the following disclosure with respect to board diversity: "Describe the nominating committee's process for identifying and evaluating nominees for director, including nominees recommended by security holders, and any differences...

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    3. Many Corporate Boards Still Face Shortage of Tech Expertise

      Many Corporate Boards Still Face Shortage of Tech Expertise

      Corporate boards could soon be on the hunt for fresh technology expertise as digital business models pursued in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic reshape business strategy. Companies over the past several months have rushed ahead with investments in AI-enabled analysis of business data, automation and new forms of digital collaboration. The moves, aimed at business continuity, are finding permanence as processes change across industries...

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    4. Why The Proposed Merger Of NextEra And Duke Is Unlikely To Succeed

      Why The Proposed Merger Of NextEra And Duke Is Unlikely To Succeed

      In this election year, North Carolina has emerged as one of the most interesting energy states in the country. That’s in part due to its status as a “purple state,” with its basically 50/50 divide between the Republican and Democratic parties, and in part because the regulatory climate in the state is reflective of the shifting energy-related dynamics taking place across the country...

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    5. The Self-Managing Board Of Directors

      The Self-Managing Board Of Directors

      The Enron scandal and bankruptcy of the early 2000s was a financial debacle for thousands, sent former CEOs to prison, and led to the extinction of a Big Five accounting firm. It also transformed corporate governance, ushering in the era of Sarbanes-Oxley transparency and accountability. Important transactions into which Enron entered with Board approval suffered from crucial accounting and governance defects...

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    6. Deferred Compensation Plans: Options and Considerations

      Deferred Compensation Plans: Options and Considerations

      Businesses often consider how to reward and retain top talent and incentivize productivity without offering equity, an ownership interest in the business. An executive deferred compensation plan allows an employer to supplement an executive’s base salary over a longer horizon—either after retirement or over a period of years...

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    7. Is Your Executive Compensation Plan Undermining Your Mission?

      Is Your Executive Compensation Plan Undermining Your Mission?


      New technologies have been disrupting business for decades, especially since the internet became widespread in the late 1990s. But a new wave of innovation, centered on artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and the internet of things, is now intensifying the pace and magnitude of disruption...

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    8. Covid-19 Is Rewriting the Rules of Corporate Governance

      Covid-19 Is Rewriting the Rules of Corporate Governance

      Since the onset of Covid-19, corporate boards have faced a string of difficult decisions. Take the question of dividend payments: Ordinarily, the decision would be a relatively straightforward matter of applying a stated dividend policy, following past practice, or choosing an amount based on shareholder expectations and the company’s earnings for the period...

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    9. The Difference Between Shareholder and Stakeholder Capitalism

      The Difference Between Shareholder and Stakeholder Capitalism

      Future of finance reporter October 7, 2020 The debate over shareholder versus stakeholder capitalism has been going on for decades, and it has been especially fraught in recent years. Proponents of shareholder capitalism say corporations have one purpose—to make as much money as possible for their shareholders—and that attempting to do anything else would backfire ...

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    10. It’s Time to Talk Diversity in D and O Questionnaires

      It’s Time to Talk Diversity in D and O Questionnaires

      Corporate secretaries of public companies will soon be updating their D&O questionnaires for the 2021 proxy season, and they should consider whether to include a question that allows directors to self-identify as diverse. While companies may be hesitant to raise the issue, increasingly, they are being asked for diversity data on their boards and employees...

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