As the various editions of this book have highlighted, changes to the laws of many
jurisdictions over the past several years emphasise why we continue to consolidate and review this text to provide readers with an up-to-date reference guide.
In the reports from around the world collected in this volume, we continue to see a good deal of international overlap among the issues and industries attracting government enforcement attention. We also see evolution and refinement of approaches to competition law enforcement in several jurisdictions.
Activist investors often advocate for changes to the company, such as its corporate governance practices, financial decisions and strategic direction. Shareholder activism comes in many forms, from privately engaging in a dialogue with a company on certain issues, to waging a contest to replace members of a company’s board of directors, to publicly agitating for a company to undergo a fundamental transaction.
This publication is a multinational guide for understanding and navigating the increasingly complex and dynamic world of liquid real estate and the transactions that mostly produce it. The sea change in the markets, sometimes called the ‘REIT Revolution’, has meant that major real estate transactions have migrated from ‘Main Street’ to ‘Wall Street’. They now often take the form of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, spin-offs and other corporate transactions conducted in the public markets for both equity and debt.