By Dr. Harald Selzner and Dr. Henning Schneider

Companies should expect an increased focus from activists on certain areas as the COVID-19 economic recovery begins. 

Source: Activist Insight

The graphic above illustrates the top 10 most popular activists demands from 2015 to date in Germany. In the following article we highlight trends to watch out for.

As the German economy begins its COVID-19 recovery, companies should expect shareholder activists to increasingly focus on capital structure, imbalances, and vulnerabilities. In particular, boards need to be aware of the following trends related to: