Governance Notes

Seperate University Studies Bemoan High CEO Pay

In Compensation on December 26, 2009 at 5:37 pm

New research suggests that companies with over the top CEO pay lag behind the competition.  The two studies, one from professor Lucian Bebchuk of Harvard Law School and the other from Raghavendra Rau of Purdue University, are summarized in this WSJ article from Dec. 26.


Happy Holidays!

In Site News on December 25, 2009 at 11:19 am

We hope you have an excellent and happy holiday season!

Rising Shareholder Activism in Europe Points to a Rough M&A Season

In The Boardroom on December 24, 2009 at 5:00 pm

With M&A deal volume down significantly in 2008 and most of 2009, activist shareholders had few opportunities to stifle transactions. However, as the year comes to a close, it’s clear that shareholders in Europe are getting more active according to a WSJ article published on Dec. 24. In 2010, “after one of the worst deal downturns in memory, shareholders are expected to play a key role in which deals get done – and which deals don’t.”