Foley Hoag Partner Joseph Basile to Lead Discussion on Shareholder Activism at ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting

March 19, 2014

Foley Hoag Partner Joseph Basile will serve as a program chair and moderator at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law Spring Meeting on April 2, 2014. Basile's program, entitled “Made in the U.S.A.: Cross-Border Shareholder Activism,” is sponsored by the ABA's International M&A and Joint Venture Committee.

The program will focus on the international M&A landscape, and explore the extent to which activism is affecting non-U.S.-based companies; the factors that promote or inhibit activist activity in Canada, Europe and Asia; the role of the board of companies in those jurisdictions in responding to activist activity; the role of proxy advisory firms; and potential developments in cross-border activism.

Program speakers include Laura Johnson, Kingsdale Shareholder Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Yuto Matsumura, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo, Japan; Lorenzo Olgiati, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland; and Keith Schaitkin, Icahn Enterprises, New York, NY.

The ABA Section of International Law 2014 Spring Meeting will take place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, April 1-5, 2014.

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