Shareholder activism in Canada continues to evolve, with a broad range of tactics and defenses available and with participation from domestic and other investors. This important trend was recently discussed by Stikeman Elliott’s Philip Henderson and Ramandeep Grewal in a Q&A-style Practical Law publication entitled Shareholders’ Rights in Private and Public Companies.

Topics covered include the following:

  • Shareholder rights under Canadian laws;
  • Goals of shareholder activism;
  • Strategies of activist shareholders in Canada;
  • Legal and regulatory tools available to activist shareholders;
  • Red flags and preventative steps for companies;
  • Responding to activism when it happens;
  • Trends and developments.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.