With offices in New York and Toronto, Kingsdale Advisors is a global leader in strategic advisory, corporate governance, and proxy solicitation services. We have been engaged on many of the highest profile proxy contests and largest M&A transactions in North America.
Since 2003, public companies have relied on Kingsdale Advisors to provide expert thought leadership, strategic proxy and governance consulting, and effective communications with both institutional and retail investors as well as proxy advisory firms.
Kingsdale offers a comprehensive suite of specialized services designed to support issuers through the entire lifecycle of a proxy contest, corporate action, or annual meeting. Our expert team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing individualized solutions to suit each client’s unique needs.
Sidley is one of the largest U.S. law firms in the world with over 2,000 lawyers and 20 offices in commercial, financial and regulatory centers worldwide.
Pay Governance LLC is an independent firm that serves as a trusted advisor on executive compensation matters. Our work helps to ensure that our clients' executive rewards programs are strongly aligned with performance and supportive of appropriate corporate governance practices.
We assist in developing an overall framework and governing philosophy, which describes the company’s approach to all aspects of pay. We utilize decision-quality data to assist compensation committees in making fully informed decisions.
We evaluate incentive and other executive program designs to:
- Ensure that plans meet the company’s philosophy
- Support corporate strategy and organization
- Ensure performance measures are appropriate and consistent with the company’s value creation objectives
- Improve “line of sight”
- Align executive interests with those of shareholders
- Be tax, accounting, and dilution efficient
- Align pay and performance
We keep compensation committees informed and educated on emerging trends and key developments in executive compensation
We perform periodic reviews of executive arrangements, benefits and perquisites from both a “how” and “how much” perspective.
We work with compensation committees to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and best practices.
Semler Brossy is an established, independent executive compensation consulting firm founded in 2001. Over the years, our clients have trusted us with their toughest business issues, helping them work through changes in strategic direction, turnaround situations, CEO succession, transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and IPOs, and conflicts between management and the Board. We have built and maintained longstanding corporate and board consulting relationships because we always view issues from a multi-faceted business perspective.
From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on Shearman & Sterling’s vast international network to help accomplish their business goals. The firm has approximately 850 lawyers in 21 offices around the world, and its lawyers come from some 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. They also practice Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law.