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28 Nov 2017

ISS 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates

ISS 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates Changes are Modest in Scope ISS recently released updates to its proxy voting guidelines for 2018. These policy c...
10 Nov 2017

Additional Burdens for Boards and Issuers Seeking No-Action Relief. New Requirements for Shareholder Proponents

Last week, on the cusp of the 2018 proxy season, the Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 141 (SLB 14I)* reg...
01 Nov 2017

Getting along with Blackrock

“What is the significance of having BlackRock as our largest shareholder?” This question is being asked by corporations around the world as they pre...
20 Sep 2017

Shareholder Activism: When Should the CEO Go?

Since the turn of the calendar year, Morrow Sodali Australia has witnessed a boom in the frequency of ASX-listed proxy battles, which in almost every case is ch...
20 Sep 2017

2017 Australian AGM Season Preview

In this year’s 2017 Australian AGM Season Preview, Morrow Sodali provides governance insights and trends as it relates to the following topics: • ...
22 Aug 2017

Clearwater case has far reaching consequences

The Clearwater ruling at the Appeal Court earlier this year, removed any time restrictions for advance proxy votes being received by a company for an AGM or any...