Of Counsel Robert Mundheim (New York-Capital Markets), partners Matthew Bersani (Hong Kong-Capital Markets) and Lorna Chen (Hong Kong-Investment Funds) chaired a roundtable discussion on “Corporate Governance in the US: Look Before You Leap?” on January 9, 2018 in Hong Kong. The seminar focused on the latest developments in corporate governance in the United States, important corporate governance issues and their impact on business. Topics they addressed in particular included:
• Must profit maximization always be the goal of a publicly held corporation?
• What is the monitoring role of the board of directors of a publicly held corporation?
• Lessons learned from the Wells Fargo experience
• How should a board react to an activist shareholder?