Client Alert January 18, 2023
Opportunities for Foreign Activist Investors to Take Advantage of Korea’s Shifting Corporate Landscape
- The Korean corporate landscape is becoming more favorable for activist campaigns.
- Foreign activist investors have new opportunities to push for change and maximize value, even against the biggest chaebols.
- Our team explains what these developments mean and how investors can take advantage.
Client Alert December 7, 2022
- Minority shareholders have options to stand up to majority shareholders and directors, such as unfair prejudice claims or derivative actions.
- However, if these do not achieve the desired result, one more tool is available to exert pressure: a just and equitable winding up.
- We lay out how this tool can be applied in five key jurisdictions for corporate structures in Asia.
Client Alert October 12, 2022
- Recent developments in Korea have made Korean chaebols attractive to overseas activist investors.
- However, the intricacies of Korean capital markets and legal practice, and the influence of chaebols, mean investors need to tread carefully.
- Only by engaging in creative strategies that consider local and overseas factors can investors have the greatest chance of maximizing shareholder value.
Client Alert August 31, 2022
- Minority shareholders may be surprised to learn that they have effective options when a director or other fiduciary has harmed the company.
- However, the situation may be complicated when structures cross borders, as many corporate structures in Asia do, including spreading offshore.
- Our Claim Monetization team explores how shareholders can deploy derivative actions in five key jurisdictions across Asia Pacific, the UK and the Caribbean as part of an effective cross-border strategy.
Client Alert July 26, 2022
- Minority shareholders may have certain remedies available when they feel their rights have been unfairly prejudiced by the majority.
- However, the situation may be complicated when structures cross borders – typical corporate structures in Asia may spread across offshore and other key regions.
- Our Claim Monetization team lays out the basic parameters of the tools open to minority shareholders across five key jurisdictions.
Client Alert September 15, 2021
- Minority shareholders of South Korean industrial conglomerates, or “chaebols,” have had few ways to protect their interests against controlling shareholders.
- However, with the passage of new amendments to the Korea Commercial Code (KCC), minority shareholders have gained new tools to even the playing field.
- Our Claim Monetization and Dilution team looks at the key changes and implications that minority shareholders and activist investors should know about.
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