Dynamic Board Series – Melbourne: Session 3 | Managing shareholder activism / class action environment

The Dynamic Board series returns in 2020 for its second year!

Volatile business environments, demand for continual growth, greater stakeholder scrutiny, disruptive technologies and regulatory changes are just some of the pressures facing today’s boards. Now more than ever, boards need to adapt to the changing landscape of the modern board.

Register now for our four-part seminar series designed to assist board members and executives’ improve their performance and position their organisation to meet today’s challenges. Each session will feature a panel comprising prominent industry leaders and Piper Alderman industry experts.

Shareholder activism has accelerated in Australia, and in 2018 the level of activist engagement was second only to the US. Activism against listed companies and funds can take on many forms and the results of which can include share price collapse, class actions, change of strategy, pressure on executive remuneration, board spills and governance changes.

This session will discuss the trends, issues and challenges affecting governance and sharing ‘lessons learned’ from a panel with experience in activist defence and plaintiff class actions.