New York, NY, February 16, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Teresa Tomchak, Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP will speak at a webcast entitled: “Shareholder Activism: Managing & Mitigating Risks in 2018.” This webcast is scheduled on March 06, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Shareholders become activists when they use their influence as owners and lean on the board to make certain changes. This practice, known as shareholder activism, has significantly increased and the strategies deployed by activists continue to grow in recent years. Investors are continuously seeking to intervene into company management to progress their own agendas which is commonly procuring board changes.
With shareholder activism potentially to intensify further for the next years, companies need to continue developing strategies to prevent and respond to shareholders' concerns. Failure to successfully address dissatisfied shareholders' issues can result to reputational damage and costly legal battles.
In this live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help companies and directors understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent trends and developments surrounding shareholder activism. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing strategies in dealing effectively with shareholder activism.
Key topics include:
· Shareholder Activism – Overview
· Risks and Pitfalls for Companies
· How Should Businesses Respond?
· Best Practices and Strategies
· Recent Trends and Developments
About Teresa Tomchak
Teresa is a partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Teresa has extensive experience in securities litigation and regulation. Teresa has been involved in numerous shareholder disputes, hostile take-over bids, proxy fights, contested plans of arrangement and securities class actions. Teresa has represented clients during investigations and enforcement hearings before various provincial securities commissions and IIROC. Teresa is a co-author of CLE’s award winning text, British Columbia Business Disputes. Teresa was recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40, she is recognized as a litigation star by Benchmark Canada and she is also recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Securities Law.
About Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP is a leading BC Law Firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Victoria. This full-service firm represents some of the largest public and private institutions and corporations in the province, offering versatile and innovative approaches to legal issues for over 100 years. Farris balances a strong regional presence with an expanding international practice that includes U.S., European, and Asia-Pacific based clients. Farris offers a full range of legal services in the areas of corporate law, tax & wealth management, litigation, and labour and employment.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly-focused format.