Our Global Corporate/M&A Podcast Series offers an easy way to stay up-to-date on the latest M&A trends globally—legal issues and other related, timely topics. Available on iTunes, each episode draws on the perspective that our lawyers have gained from doing deals in various regions around the world.

The sharp, sudden stock market downturn of March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will likely create opportunities for activist investors to obtain stakes in companies at substantially lower valuations than just a few weeks ago. Companies facing unique challenges of operating their businesses during the current pandemic may now be faced with the additional challenge of fending off activist investors.

Our latest episode:

Episode: Activism and the Outbreak: How Activist Investors—and the Companies They Target—May Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

M&A partners Joseph Castelluccio, Nina Flax, Andrew Noreuil and Jodi Simala and associate Laura McKenzie highlight how the pandemic is impacting activism. During this podcast, they consider historical precedent and discuss some practical suggestions that companies can take now to prepare for activist campaigns that may arise in the near term.

*18 minutes, recorded on March 30, 2020.

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