Shareholder Activism at the AGM – Practical Steps for Public Companies To Mitigate Disruption

November 2022
Region: Asia Pacific

This year has seen numerous instances of activist shareholders and special interest groups disrupting general meetings through protests and civil disobedience measures.

In this article, we outline the rights of Australian shareholders and nonmembers to participate in meetings, as well the role of the chairperson in upholding the orderly conduct of those in attendance. We then suggest some practical steps companies can take to mitigate and address shareholder disruption, should it occur.