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Freshfields Report Examines Mission-Critical Priorities for 2022 US Corporate Board Agendas

December 16, 2021 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 16, 2021--

A new report from leading law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (“Freshfields”) examines how business leaders should approach positioning their companies for the future. Board Memo 2022 – Sustainability and Beyond: a guide for boards and management to successfully navigate tomorrow’s strategic, operational, governance, stakeholder and regulatory landscape is the most recent edition of the firm’s annual guide for US corporate boards and management. It provides practical insight for exploring opportunities and managing risks as companies enter the year ahead, focusing on the current business environment, stakeholder expectations, shifting risk exposures, and recent and anticipated regulatory changes.


“The transformative events of 2021 demonstrated that boards need to cover a broad array of issues in order to properly execute company strategy,” said Pamela Marcogliese, a partner in Freshfields’ capital markets and corporate governance practice and one of the report’s editors. “We recognize the growing number of complex matters and concerns US boards need to address while managing the interests of an increasingly diverse group of stakeholders. To effectively lead, board members need to have a strong understanding of both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.” The co-editors of the report are M&A partner Sebastian Fain and counsel and New York head of shareholder engagement and activism defense Elizabeth K. Bieber.

Board Memo 2022 assembles experts from across Freshfields’ US offices and practices, who provide key insights through a series of articles and other thought leadership, on the following key areas:

  • SEC shareholder ESG proposal rules
  • Tying ESG to executive compensation
  • Activism in 2022
  • The impact of ESG on the credit markets
  • Climate change and what it means for business
  • Key M&A trends for 2022
  • Antitrust outlook for the year ahead
  • CFIUS and regulatory risk
  • International tax rules
  • Global investigations: corruption and money laundering
  • Cross-border disputes
  • Privacy and cybersecurity
  • AI and autonomous computer systems
  • Post-LIBOR impact


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About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global elite law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world’s leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multinational expertise, and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

Freshfields is the only firm ranked by Chambers Global in Band 1 across the seven areas of antitrust, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, international arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and public international law. For more information visit

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