Shareholder Activism

As the prevalence of shareholder activism campaigns and related proxy contests continue to increase, clients call on Haynes and Boone lawyers to help them successfully navigate these high stakes challenges. We have a multidisciplinary group that combines lawyers from various practices including M&A, corporate governance, securities regulation and litigation that provides a swift response to and, where appropriate, engagement with activist investors. We guide boards of directors through the multifaceted challenges posed by activists with strategic advice that enables them to make sound decisions and create long-term value.

Our clients benefit from our experience working with boards of directors of companies in a wide range of industries, including technology, food and beverage, manufacturing, energy, oil and gas, real estate and consumer goods.

We have broad experience with areas relevant to activist campaigns, including:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • corporate governance
  • proxy contests and consent solicitations
  • takeover defenses
  • special committee representation
  • securities and shareholder litigation
  • shareholder communications
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Foster in MarketWatch: Tesla's Decision Between Texas or Delaware
February 02, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Brad Foster was quoted in a MarketWatch article on Tesla’s possible forthcoming proposal to reincorporate the electric-vehicle maker in Texas, a business-friendly state that may not be as focused on the rights of shareholders as Delaware. “More than 10% of the Fortune 500 is headquartered in Texas — 55 of the 2023 list,” said Brad Foster, a Dallas-based partner at Hay [...]