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    1. BlackRock’s Recent Move Could Benefit Shareholder Activists in Election Contests

      BlackRock’s Recent Move Could Benefit Shareholder Activists in Election Contests

      On October 7, 2021, BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, announced that it has launched an initiative to provide its institutional clients, such as pensions and endowments, the opportunity to make their own voting decisions on proxy matters tied to their investments...

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    2. Proposed HSR Rule Change Would Benefit Activists

      Proposed HSR Rule Change Would Benefit Activists

      On September 21, 2020, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would, among other things, create a new de minimis exemption under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1986 (the “HSR Act”), which subjects proposed acquirers of an issuer’s voting securities to notification, filing and waiting period requirements...

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