SquareWell Presents at the 2021 Lex Mundi SummitLouis Barbier, Partner at SquareWell, explores how leading companies are integrating business plans with ever more demanding stakeholder expectations. 22 October 2021
On October 21-21, 2021, Louis Barbier of SquareWell Partners presented at the 2021 Lex Mundi Summit in Munich, Germany.The Summit, attended by many of the world’s largest companies’ legal representatives, housed in-depth discussions and built on last year’s Summit, which analyzed the pandemic’s lasting impact on cross-border business and corporate legal functions.
Activist investors are expected to launch more and bolder campaigns for change among European companies in the year ahead, advisers told Reuters, after a record number in 2023.
AQTION, a subsidiary of SquareWell Partners, published its inaugural study – ‘Stewardship in AQTION’ – which details how the world’s largest 65 asset managers and owners steward their portfolio companies and how they incorporate extra-financial considerations into their investment decision-making processes.
Carl Icahn is preparing for a second board battle at gene-sequencing company Illumina after shareholders elected his candidate, Andrew Teno, to the company’s board and ousted the chairman, John Thompson, in May. Icahn then successfully pushed out former CEO Frances DeSouza in June.