The Evolving Landscape of 'Corporate Access'

, New York Law Journal


In their Investor Issues column, Eric R. Komitee, general counsel at Viking Global Investors, and Michael A. Asaro, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, write: For years, sell-side brokerage firms have arranged, for compensation, meetings between managers of publicly-traded corporations and institutional investors. This practice - commonly referred to as "corporate access" - has recently attracted an increasing amount of attention. While there may be few clear directives regarding this area, the one thing that appears likely is that scrutiny of the practice of corporate access will increase over time.

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