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SEC Amends Rule 14a-8 To Raise the Bar for Shareholder Proposals

On September 23, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it had voted to adopt amendments to Rule 14a-8 and the process for shareholder proposals (the “Amendments”).1 The Amendments purport to “modernize” the shareholder proposal process, but in practice will limit the range of shareholders who are eligible for their proposals to…

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

Kleinberg Kaplan Ranks as Third Most Active Legal Advisor for Activist Campaigns Over the Last 12 Months According To Latest Refinitiv Data

Kleinberg Kaplan, a pure-play activist law firm, ranks among the most active legal advisors for activist campaigns, according to data intelligence provider Refinitiv. Over the last 12 months, Kleinberg Kaplan ranked third for legal counsel advising activist investors, according to its Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard released this past week. In addition, the firm was listed…

Firm News | September 22, 2020 | Investor Activism

Kleinberg Kaplan Partner Chris Davis Named to Advisory Board of Millstein Center at Columbia Law School

Kleinberg Kaplan is pleased to announce that Christopher P. Davis, chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Investor Activism groups, has been named an advisory board member of the The Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. Davis, recently recognized in Chambers USA, is one of several…

Firm News | September 15, 2020 | Mergers & Acquisitions | 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 | August 18, 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

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

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