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Storm Warning: Will Stagflation Herald A Wave of Corporate Failures?

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Herbert Smith Freehills – With inflationary pressures and battered supply chains plaguing business, the debate has resumed over how long struggling firms can put off restructuring With governments winding down Covid-19 support, supply chains buckling under multiple disruptions, growth stalling and high inflation taking hold, it is unsurprising that businesses are feeling the pressure at …

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MinterEllison: Corporate Governance Symposium 2021 Looks At The Changing Business World

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Governing for success in the next decade On Monday 2 August 2021, MinterEllisonRuddWatts held its annual Corporate Governance Symposium for directors and executives. With last year’s symposium being held via webinar due to COVID-19, we were excited to be back at the Cordis in 2021. The Right Honourable Sir John Key, the symposium’s keynote speaker, …

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Global Counsel Report: Morrison & Foerster’s Global Survey On The GC Of The Future

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Leading with Influence was written with you in mind. As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the professional growth of legal leaders, Global Leaders in Law and Morrison & Foerster have partnered to create Leading with Influence, a new research study  aimed at highlighting the most significant areas of development and drivers of change …

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6 Game Changing Competencies Needed By General Counsel of the Future

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Morrison & Foerster – “Leading with Influence” is a new research study Morrison & Foerster has completed in partnership with Global Leaders in Law, aimed at helping you, our global GC community, lead and thrive as you juggle increasingly complex roles, in uncertain times. Over 150 global legal executives participated in this comprehensive study to …

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Why Australian Directors Need to Be Beware – Again

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Baker & McKenzie – A little over a month ago, the Treasurer announced that temporary measures put in place by a determination instrument in May 2020 to relax provisions in relation to continuous disclosure would become permanent by enacting legislation. In his press release he stated that the objectives of this legislation were “so companies …

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What is corporate shareholder oppression?

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Corporate shareholder oppression is when the majority of the shareholders in a company take advantage of minority shareholders in a way that unfairly prejudices them. This arises when minority shareholders are in a position where they cannot sell their stock or gain any power in a corporation, which puts them in a perilous position financially. …

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Wilson Sonsini – The 2020 Entrepreneur Report

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Wilson Sonsini – This edition of The Entrepreneurs Report offers an analysis of venture financing transactions and bridge loans in which the firm was involved during Q2 2020. This issue also includes an interview that Stacy Kim recently conducted with Benedict Evans, a London-based independent analyst and venture partner at both Mosaic Ventures and Entrepreneur First. An Interview with …

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What is Corporate Shareholder Oppression?

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Corporate shareholder oppression is when the majority of the shareholders in a company take advantage of minority shareholders in a way that unfairly prejudices them. This arises when minority shareholders are in a position where they cannot sell their stock or gain any power in a corporation, which puts them in a perilous position financially. …

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Slaughter & May: Shareholder Group Litigation On the Rise – But Why?

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Litigation by shareholders against listed companies appears to be on the rise, with claims against Tesco and Lloyds Bank making the headlines recently. This briefing explores the factors that are contributing to the rise of claims by shareholders against listed companies, why they are likely to increase, and what companies can do to protect themselves. …

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15 Big Legal Mistakes Made by Startups

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Orrick’s Lynne Hermle and Ellen Ehrenpreis co-authored an article in Forbes with Orrick alum Richard Harroch, Managing Director and Global Head of M&A at VantagePoint Capital Partners, offering guidance on common mistakes made by entrepreneurs and startup companies in the early stages of growth, covering everything from company formation to employment agreements. When launching a new startup, you can face significant …

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