S&C Critical Insights – French Financial Authority Proposes New Measures for Shareholder Activism

June 9, 2020

In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series, Olivier de Vilmorin, head of the Firm’s European M&A practice, discusses the measures proposed by France’s securities regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”), concerning shareholder activism. Following a growing number of activist campaigns in France over the past several months, the AMF has clarified its position with pragmatic and constructive proposals to better control excessive behavior in shareholder activism campaigns, without preventing them. Olivier explores how these proposals will improve transparency and dialogue between shareholders and issuers and also strengthen AMF’s response capabilities during activist campaigns.