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Corporate Law 2011 (2)

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Award levelHighly commended
InnovationTerra Industries
Originality6
Rationale7
Impact6
Total19
DescriptionWhen Terra was faced with a hostile bid from a larger rival, which was in turn the target of another hostile bid, the firm created a successful strategy for Terra to regain control of the timetable and the decision-making process.

Corporate Law 2011

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Award levelStand-out
InnovationDefending Barnes & Noble against a group of investors
Originality7
Rationale7
Impact7
Total21
DescriptionTook a strategic and counter-intuitive approach, including creating a shareholder rights plan