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SEC Amends Proxy Rules to Tighten Requirements on Proxy Advisory Firms

On July 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released its much-anticipated final amendments to its rules with respect to proxy voting advice businesses (the “Amendments”). The SEC first issued their proposed amendments concerning proxy advisory firms in November 2019 (the “Proposals”). Overall, the final Amendments represent a more tempered approach to regulation of…

Client Alerts | July 29, 2020 | Hedge Funds | Investment Management | Investor Activism

SEC Proposes 13F Disclosure Relief for Smaller Investment Managers

On July 10, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it had proposed an amendment to Form 13F and Rule 13f-1 to, among other items, substantially increase the reporting threshold for institutional investment managers  (the “Proposal”).1 If the Proposal is adopted, it would be the first amendment to Form 13F since its…

Client Alerts | July 21, 2020 | Hedge Funds | Investment Management | Investor Activism

Helping Clients Navigate COVID-19 (Updating)

Kleinberg Kaplan is working closely with our clients to provide counsel and guidance during these unprecedented times. A selection of our recent thought leadership pieces related to the implications of COVID-19 includes: Corporate Considerations  The PPP Just Got Better (June 10, 2020): Chris Davis, Dov Kleiner, Uri Rosenwasser and Benjamin Goldman discuss the key highlights of the…

Client Alerts | July 15, 2020 | Business Restructuring and Reorganization | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation | Derivatives | Distressed Real Estate Assets | Employment Litigation | Estate Planning and Administration | Hedge Funds | Investment Management | Investor Activism | Leasing | Mergers & Acquisitions | Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations | Private Equity Funds | Securities and Corporate Finance | Special Situations and Credit

Kleinberg Kaplan Partner Chris Davis Recognized by Chambers USA as Leading Shareholder Activist Lawyer

Kleinberg Kaplan, a pure-play activist law firm, is pleased to announce that Christopher P. Davis, chair of its Investor Activism and Mergers and Acquisitions Practices, was recently ranked as a leading activist lawyer in Chambers USA. Described as a “tireless advocate” for firm clients, Chambers further noted that Davis is “extremely knowledgeable and experienced” and…

FEATURED PUBLICATION | July 9, 2020 | Investor Activism

Kleinberg Kaplan Ranks Third Among Legal Advisors Both Globally and in the United States for Activist Campaigns in H1 2020 According to Bloomberg

Kleinberg Kaplan, a pure-play activist law firm, was again featured as a top legal advisor for activist campaigns in Bloomberg’s H1 2020 Global Activism Market Review. The firm ranked third for legal counsel advising activist investors both globally and in the United States, according to Bloomberg. This is the latest recognition of the firm’s position…

FEATURED PUBLICATION | July 1, 2020 | Investor Activism

Kleinberg Kaplan represents Mittleman in its completed merger with Aimia

Kleinberg Kaplan is pleased to have represented Mittleman Brothers, LLC in its completed merger with Aimia Inc. (AIM). This represents another in a recent string of Canadian public company transactions and activism engagements handled by our firm. Kleinberg Kaplan attorneys advising Mittleman included partners Christopher P. Davis and Eric Wagner and associate Alex Shiekman (Corporate), partner…

Firm News | June 22, 2020 | Investor Activism | Mergers & Acquisitions

Kleinberg Kaplan Advises MG Capital Management in Its Consent Solicitation and Successful Settlement with HC2 Holdings

May 14, 2020 – Kleinberg Kaplan’s activism team advised MG Capital Management Ltd. (together with its affiliates, “MG Capital”) both in connection with its 2020 consent solicitation and the resulting settlement, announced earlier today, with HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2”). MG Capital is led by Third Point alum and first-time activist Michael Gorzynski, who, together with…

Firm News | May 14, 2020 | Investor Activism

Kleinberg Kaplan Partner Christopher Davis Quoted in Activist Insight’s report: “COVID-19: The Impact on Shareholder Activism”

Kleinberg Kaplan Partner Christopher Davis is quoted in Activist Insight’s report, a collection of analyses on the impact of COVID-19 on shareholder activism. The article, “Five Uncertainties,” begins on page 7 of the report and features his thoughts on navigating the logistics of annual meetings and other proxy season considerations raised by the pandemic. Chris…

Firm News | April 28, 2020 | Investor Activism

Please Mute Your Line: Delaware Streamlines Procedures for Virtual Stockholder Meetings

Delaware Governor John Carney issued an amendment to Delaware’s State of Emergency Order late Monday evening (the “DE Order”) granting Delaware corporations new flexibility to hold annual and special meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 The Order Delaware corporations that have already provided notice to their stockholders of a physical annual or special meeting can now…

Client Alerts | April 9, 2020 | Investor Activism

Navigating the Temporary Rules for Hart-Scott-Rodino Notifications

As part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, effective as of March 17, 2020, and until further notice, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) have enacted temporary rules governing the submission and processing of Notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR”).…

Client Alerts | March 19, 2020 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Investor Activism