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Zee-Invesco battle puts spotlight back on corporate governance practices

The public battle between the broadcasting giant and a key institutional shareholder has precipitated a high-decibel debate on corporate governance practices

Just a few days before Invesco’s notice, proxy advisory firm Institutional Investors Advisory Services (IIAS) had asked Zee shareholders to vote against Kurien and Chokhani.
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Just a few days before Invesco’s notice, proxy advisory firm Institutional Investors Advisory Services (IIAS) had asked Zee shareholders to vote against Kurien and Chokhani.

Dev Chatterjee Mumbai
The corporate battle between Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) and its largest shareholder, the Atlanta, Georgia-based Invesco fund, has once again put the spotlight back on Indian companies’ transparency and corporate governance norms.
 
In a previous recent corporate war, the Tata group versus Cyrus Mistry, the estranged former group chairman, the Mistry camp accused the Tatas of corporate governance lapses and lack of transparency. The Supreme Court did not find any merit in the charges and Mistry’s petition was dismissed. Similar accusations were also made in the fight between the Ambani brothers in the early 2000s but nothing was

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First Published: Oct 18 2021 | 6:05 AM IST

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