“It is quite preposterous to win a case over Samsung in Korea. No one can win over Samsung in Korea and it was the expected result.”
– Daum ID “cesiu****”
“Elliott is very clever. It sued Samsung just to make a case for ISD. In the ISD, Samsung cannot be assured of winning.”
– Naver ID “love****”
“What will happen if Elliott sued the Korean court to ISD arguing it lost much due to the wrongful decision of the court?”
– Daum nickname “신성범”
“It was just the first round of a long battle. Elliott will not retreat easily. No one knows what it will bring to the battle.”
- Daum nickname “자유”
“Elliott sued Samsung for its own profits. The Korean court does not need to side with Elliott. What if a burglar sues a house owner arguing the locks are illegal as they are hard to open? Is it illegal?”
- Naver ID “zzim*****”
“Samsung can merge the two units legitimately. But, it cannot deny that the merger aims for the expedient inheritance of management rights.”
– Naver ID “jyko****”
SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – After Samsung won a legal battle against U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management, Korean netizens shared mixed feelings about the ruling.
Some said that it was a natural result for Samsung to win in a Korean court, and some expected that Elliott would bring the case to ISD. In addition, there were comments that in spite of Samsung’s win in the first battle, it should keep a strict watch against Elliott, a company hunter.
Elliott, which owns 7.12 percent of Samsung C&T shares, filed a lawsuit to block the merger with a local court in Seoul, but the court turned down the request on July 1.
By John Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org)