CAMAC has identified three principal issues relating to the continuing corporate governance role of the AGM:
the role of the AGM within the broader context of the ongoing relationship between the board and the institutional and retail shareholders of the company, often referred to as shareholder engagement
the content of the annual report, being the principal document for consideration at the AGM that provides information to shareholders on the state of the company and the stewardship of the board
the current processes, and possible future functions and formats, of the AGM, taking into account technological developments and opportunities.
The discussion paper considers whether AGMs should be abolished or, if retained, permit a company to dispense with any requirement for the chair and other corporate representatives to be present or ?live? at any location. The meeting could be conducted solely through electronic presentations, discussions and voting procedures, according to an agenda timetable published and operated electronically.
Rethinking Rethinking: Taking Rethinking Seriously From the "freshness of academic legal discourse department" comes this Monday morning quiz in two parts: (1) how many results does the Westlaw JLR search ti(rethinking) come up with? and (2) how many results do you get with the Westlaw JLR search ti(taking +5 seriously)? For extra credit, name five things we should be taking more seriously...
Rethinking the backlog Doug and I were fortunate to be invited to speak at the recent Corporate Patent Congress in New York City. Even without our meeting with Bill Patry at Google regarding his rethinking of the legal treatise and the quick jaunt...