Category Archives: M&A

ESG: The Opportunities and the Risks

JONES DAY TALKS®:ESG – The Opportunities and the Risks



ESG—Environmental, Social, and Governance—investing is attracting the attention of pension funds, hedge funds, sell-side analysts, large money managers, lenders and banks, and political interest groups and activists, all of whom can exercise their shareholder rights to push changes through corporations.

Jones Day’s Linda Hesse and David Woodcock talk about how ESG is received in corporate boardrooms, and what the opportunities and risks are for companies engaged in ESG initiatives.


Managing Multijurisdictional M&A

Jones Day Talks: Managing Multijurisdictional M&A – ENCORE PRESENTATION



In this Encore Presentation: Jones Day Talks podcast on foreign direct investment, Randi Lesnick and Chase Kaniecki discuss the current global M&A landscape, the challenges of multijurisdictional deal making, the impact of geopolitical issues, and why investors can benefit from contingency planning.


Broken Window: The SEC's Schedule 13D 10-Day Filing Period

Jones Day Talks: Broken Window – The SEC’s Schedule 13D 10-Day Filing Period



The SEC requires anyone who acquires more than 5 percent ownership of any class of registered securities to file a Schedule 13D within 10 days, thereby disclosing their holdings and intentions. But the process has come under persistent criticism, as activist hedge funds and similar investors have used the 10-day window to conceal their accumulations.

Lizanne Thomas, leader of the Firm’s corporate governance team, talks about the current wave of shareholder activism and explains why the SEC’s Schedule 13D 10-day filing window is in need of reform.


Jones Day Talks: Managing Multijurisdictional M&A



In the first in a Jones Day Talks series on foreign direct investment, Randi Lesnick and Chase Kaniecki discuss the current global M&A landscape, the challenges of multijurisdictional deal making, the impact of geopolitical issues, and why investors can benefit from contingency planning.