Movers and Shakers: Shareholder Activism in the U.S. and Germany

Movers and Shakers: Shareholder Activism in the U.S. and Germany

In cooperation with the DAJV Student Division and the DAJV Young Professionals

Jones Day Frankfurt
Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6
60313 Frankfurt am Main

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

While the phenomenon of shareholder activism has existed in the United States for more than 20 years and has become an integral part of business life there, in recent years this issue has also drawn attention from the media and legal practitioners in Germany – spurred largely by the actions of prominent hedge fund managers and other players. In particular, in 2017, the proxy fight around STADA and the short-selling attack on AURELIUS made the headlines. During the event, the differences between shareholder activism in Germany and the United States will be illustrated and the different legal frameworks explained.

Welcome Address:

  • Dr. Jan-Michael Klett, LL.M. (Harvard), DAJV Young Professionals Chapter Frankfurt

All speakers are lawyers in the Firm's M&A Practice:

The DAJV (German-American Lawyers' Association) was founded in 1975 to promote the interest of its members and other interested parties in American and German jurisprudence. The network includes more than 2,000 colleagues in Germany and the United States.

Who should attend:

Interested students, interns, and doctoral candidates. Following the lectures, there will be a chance to further discuss the topic with the speakers.


Registration for this event is required. To register, please contact Iva Srazil at

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