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Sika : why Saint Gobain should withdraw from its foolish attempt.

The French glass and building material group had seven years ago a first negative experience resulting from its own potective double voting right statutory provision when Wendel pretended, with about 20% of the Saint Gobain shares , to rule the management…

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Investors outreach EU Parliament on Shareholder Rights Directive

The revision of the shareholder rights directive is now entering the final phase of legislative progress. A report has been voted on May 7 by the Legal Affairs Committee at the European Parliament. Several political groups (EPP, ALDE, ECR) have expressed strong reservations about the vote and

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Proxinvest Survey on Audit in France

Proxinvest just released its new survey  “The audit of French listed companies: a shareholder’s point of view” The research confirms that the insufficient rotation of audit mandates is a lasting problem: the length of audit mandates among the CAC 40

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A new proposal at the French Senate could further entrench French management

After the Florange bill against which local and foreign owners of French shares will take action, after a revealing test on the identification of shareholders by French companies, Proxinvest had some satisfaction in the recent French bill on related party transactions. However,

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The Alibaba IPO is a a perfect example of the risk associated to poor related party transactions control

  The Alibaba’s IPO is expected to be one of the largest initial public offerings in history, is as far as we hear in PARIS generating excitement and strong demand. According to a US correspondent of Proxinvest, participating investors, however,

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