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Ask the Experts: Approaching 2023 Company Elections: Shareholder Voting Trends
Join this Ask the Experts session with Freshfields’ Elizabeth Bieber and Sebastian Fain to discuss how shareholder voting trends—from oversight to overboarding to disclosure, ESG and compensation, and investor-specific developments—will impact the board re-election process and your shareholder engagement strategy.

The discussion will cover the following issues to help you prepare for the 2023 proxy season, now:
• Voting trends that hold directors personally responsible for corporate governance, strategic and other company considerations, including the use of so-called ‘name and shame’ lists
• The rising trend of pass-through voting at large institutional investors and the potential impact on director elections, other votes and shifting shareholder engagement strategy in response
• Other corporate voting profile trends, including the continued impact of proxy advisory firms
• Developing an effective shareholder engagement strategy, including how to think about the dueling pro-ESG and anti-ESG sentiment

Featured Speakers:
• Elizabeth Bieber | Counsel, Freshfields
Elizabeth is counsel and head of shareholder engagement and activism defense in Freshfields’ New York office. Leza focuses on corporate governance issues, including activism and takeover defense preparedness.
• Sebastian Fain | Partner, Freshfields
Sebastian focuses on M&A, activism defense and corporate governance. His experience is centered on domestic and cross-border M&A, including public company mergers and de-SPAC transactions, private equity acquisitions and more.
• Host: Jamie Tassa | Publisher, Corporate Board Member

Nov 29, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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