New Guidance on the Impact of SEC Beneficial Ownership Reporting and HSR Act Notification Regimes on Shareholder Activism and Engagement

July 25, 2016

A settlement on July 12, 2016 by the DOJ with ValueAct  for violations of the HSR Act’s notification requirements and an interpretation of the Exchange Act’s beneficial ownership reporting rules posted by the SEC staff on July 14, 2016  combine to provide new guidance that will have an immediate impact on shareholder activism and engagement.

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