The last time Alibaba made a radical move to reorganise its business the Chinese tech group set in motion a train of events that led…
Harvard Law School faculty members are currently featured prominently on SSRN’s list of the 100 most-cited law school faculty in all fields.
JPMorgan Chase is attempting to engineer what could be the biggest clawback of pay in Wall Street history by demanding that Jes Staley return more…
President Joe Biden will present his budget Thursday at what Reuters calls a “campaign-style event” in a Philadelphia union hall. The budget will include, The…
Biden’s 1% stock buyback tax isn’t working. Will asking Congress to raise it do any good?
February 9, 2023
Companies have been vocal about stock buyback authorizations during earnings season, from Chevron to ExxonMobil and Meta Platforms, and in the case of the first…
Biden proposes higher taxes for the rich. Here’s how they work.
February 8, 2023
President Joe Biden on Tuesday touted the nation’s economic health in his State of the Union address, just days after a blockbuster jobs report showed…
Over 150 US law professors sign statement opposing judicial reform
February 1, 2023
Over 150 American law professors signed a statement opposing the process and extent of the proposed judicial reforms on Sunday, expressing concern that it would…
Over 70 U.S. Legal Scholars Warn Against ‘Speed and Scale’ of Israel’s Judicial Overhaul
January 31, 2023
Prominent legal scholars in the United States have joined the opposition to the Benjamin Netanyahu government’s proposed judicial reforms, in a public statement saying that…
US law academics oppose judicial overhaul in Israel
January 31, 2023
More than 70 professors of law at universities in the US have signed a statement opposing the changes to Israel’s judicial system being promoted by…
Cohen Faces Major Headwinds With Alibaba Campaign
January 18, 2023
Ryan Cohen is agitating for stock buybacks at Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. (BABA), though the e-commerce giant’s ownership structure coupled with Chinese government pressure would…
TAU conference talks BDS challenges for Israeli businesses today
January 17, 2023
Tel Aviv University’s Batya and Isachar Fischer Center for Corporate Governance held its annual conference in memory of Isachar Fischer last week, focusing on the…
On the bookshelf
December 13, 2022
This fall, Harvard Law School showcased the works of faculty, alums, and students at book events throughout the semester.
‘In pursuit of an atmosphere in which ideas can be followed without fear that you’ll be punished’
December 6, 2022
Professors Jeannie Suk Gersen and Janet Halley lead the Academic Freedom Alliance, an organization that protects the rights of faculty to speak or publish without fear of sanction or punishment.
‘Misunderstanding how the world works’
November 9, 2022
Harvard Law Professor Mark Roe says that Wall Street short-termism has gotten a bad rap.
When Kanye Spewed Hate, Some Blamed His Mental Illness. Experts Say That Has Nothing to Do With It.
October 26, 2022
Earlier this month, when Kanye West said he was going to go “death con 3” on Jewish people, many people online and in the media…
Former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton isn’t a fan of the new 1% tax on stock buybacks. “It is a tax on shareholders,”…
Companies Facing 1st Tax on Stock Buybacks in Biden Bill
August 16, 2022
Democrats have pulled off a quiet first in their just-passed legislation addressing climate change and health care: the creation of a tax on stock buybacks,…
Unilever ‘may be unable to offload ice cream’, lawyers warn
January 24, 2022
Unilever faces an uphill battle to sell Ben & Jerry's, with lawyers warning that the ice-cream brand's Left-wing political activism could pose problems for any prospective buyer. The consumer goods giant unveiled ambitions last week to offload parts of its business, including lower-growth food brands, in an effort to supercharge a push into health and hygiene. ... Jesse Fried, Dane Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, said any new buyer for Ben & Jerry's would "step into the shoes of Unilever and inherit the current board arrangement, as the merger agreement binds Unilever as well as any successors". He said a new owner could decide to litigate against the issue - and in his view, they would win the right to override Ben & Jerry's board decisions.