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Stockholder Activism and Corporate Governance in Australia and Korea

25 November 2015

Former head of Korea University Busiess School and famous shareholder activist hosted the Workshop.

Professor Ha-Sung Jang has been the leader of the minority shareholder activist's group in Korea since 1996. His activism brought improvement in corporate governance in Korea by bringing a number of shareholder suits against large corporations and banks in Korea. He established the landmark first derivative lawsuit against a banks which resulted in winning $40 million on behalf of minority shareholders. Business Week place him among the Asian Star 50 in 1998 and 1999. International Corporate Governance Network awarded him the award for excellence in Corporate Governance in 2001 along with other distinguished figures Sir Adrian Cadbury and Ira Millstein.

Bronwen Dalton's presentation focussed on family feuds in corporate Australia hence the Shakespeare quote "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a thankless child!: Corporate Governance, Family Feuds and Shareholder activism in Australia".

For more program details and abstracts see Stockholder Activism and Corporate Governance in Australia and Korea