June 2017 Roundtable

June 14, 2017
Loeb House
17 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 

6:45 pm Reception
7:30 pm Dinner

June 15, 2017
Harvard Law School

Wasserstein Hall, Room 2012 (second floor)
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 

8:00–9:00 am Registration and continental breakfast
9:00–10:00 am First morning session
10:00–10:20 am Coffee break
10:20 -11:20 am Second morning session
11:20–11:40 am Coffee break
11:40 am–12:40 pm Third morning session
12:40–1:40 pm Buffet lunch
1:40–2:40 pm First afternoon session
2:40–3:00 pm Coffee break
3:00–4:00 pm Final session
4:00–5:00 pm Closing reception


Roundtable Discussion Topics

The Roundtable will focus on investor engagement with issuers as well as other current issues in corporate governance. The Roundtable will begin with a discussion of proposals to reform legislative and regulatory rules related to corporate governance and shareholder engagement. The Roundtable will proceed to a discussion of engagements between issuers and investors, both activists and non-activists. Depending on the interests of participants, issues that may be discussed will include engagements, settlements, short-termism, buybacks and distributions to shareholders, and horizontal shareholding among institutional investors. Finally, the Roundtable will proceed to a discussion of company defenses and legal arrangements. Depending on the interest of the participants, this may include topics such as anti-activist pills, the anti-activist bill proposed in the Texas Legislature, and the use of multiple-class capital structures.

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