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March 16, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT

Gilbert + Tobin
Virtual Office 

Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

The volume and significance of activism by shareholders of Australian companies continues to rise. Motivated shareholders (both global and domestic) are exercising their muscle to influence corporate culture as well as strategy.

This webinar, hosted by experts from Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory team, will explore:

  • the differences between investment and ideological activism;
  • the tools and tactics employed by activists; 
  • recent trends in Australia, the United Kingdom and in the United States including recent case studies; and
  • how to prepare for, and respond to, shareholder activism.


Tim Gordon

Tim Gordon, Partner, Corporate Advisory - Gilbert + Tobin (Sydney)

Tim advises listed companies and Australian and offshore private equity fund managers on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other capital raisings, foreign direct investment, corporate governance, restructurings and regulatory investigations.

Susannah Macknay

Susannah Macknay, Partner, Corporate Advisory - Gilbert + Tobin (Melbourne)

Susannah specialises in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions, and advising on disclosure, corporate governance and other listing rules matters. She also has experience advising on campaigns by shareholder activists.

Neil Pathak

Neil Pathak, Partner, Corporate Advisory - Gilbert + Tobin (Melbourne)

Neil is co-head of Gilbert + Tobin's Corporate / M+A group and is a member of the firm's board of partners. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private sales and disposals, equity capital raisings and corporate governance matters. Neil is also a member of the Australian Government's Takeovers Panel.

Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner, Partner, Corporate Advisory - Gilbert + Tobin (Perth)

Sarah’s expertise covers a broad range of commercial matters, including equity capital markets, takeovers, schemes of arrangement, share acquisitions and general corporate advisory and governance work.


Credits: 1 Point
Category: Substantive Law/Legal Knowledge

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