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By Susanna Charlwood, Jonathan Swil, James Matthews
In the recent case of Lamesa Investments Ltd v Cynergy Bank Ltd [2019] EWHC 1877 (Comm), the High Court upheld the bank's attempt to avoid a common banking dilemma: ...
By Shearman & Sterling LLP
On October 1, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2019-40 (Revenue Procedure) and proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) ...
By Shearman & Sterling LLP
On September 25, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a new rule that will enable all issuers to "test the waters" prior to publicly filing a registration statement.
By Shearman & Sterling LLP
On September 23, 2019, Judge Denise J. Casper of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied class certification...
By Jay Baris, Nathan Greene, Lona Nallengara, Russell Sacks, Thomas Majewski, Paul Schreiber, Matthew Kutner
The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a long-awaited exemptive rule that will allow most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to operate without an exemptive order, subject to various conditions.
By Robert LaRussa, George Casey, Scott Petepiece
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) last week added considerable teeth to its powers through draft regulations implementing key provisions ...
By Elvira A. Rodriguez, Matthew Readings, Ruba Noorali
On 24 September 2019, the EU General Court (GC) handed down its judgment in HSBC v. Commission.[1] Consistent with recent precedent, the GC reaffirmed the European Commission ("Commission")'s
By Naffie Lamin, Jonathan Handyside, Cynthia Urda Kassis
In recent years, more companies have begun marketing ethically sourced or "conflict-free" diamonds, gold and other minerals...
By Anthony Patten, Gregory Tan, Waajid Siddiqui, Hugh Tucker, Anthony Lepere, Iain Elder, Nicholas Buckworth, Renad Younes, Dan Feldman, Lachlan Clancy, Jeremy Kennedy
Shearman & Sterling and energy trade publication Petroleum Economist co-authored a report detailing the outlook for the global LNG industry's growth prospects, the impact of ...
By Shearman & Sterling LLP
As part of its overall review of how the federal proxy rules apply to proxy voting advice by proxy advisory firms, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published two interpretive releases
By Doreen Lilienfeld, Matthew Behrens
Public interest in addressing the gender pay gap is greater than ever and ESG-focused investors are demanding more granular disclosures of companies' efforts to close the gender ...
By Barnabas Reynolds, Matthew Powell
Cabinet resolution number 31 of 2019 concerning economic substance requirements was recently published on the Ministry of Finance website.
By Shearman & Sterling LLP
On September 18, 2019, Judge Edward M. Chen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a putative class action against...
By Stephen Giove, Arielle Katzman, Michael L. Perez
In this section of the Survey, we present an overview of the results of both the management-sponsored and the shareholder-sponsored proposals voted on at the annual meetings of U.S.-based S&P 500 companies in 2019.
By Richard Alsop
Shareholder proposals relating to ESG matters are frequent targets for exclusion by companies, and based upon a survey of the no-action letters submitted during the 2019 proxy season, this trend continues.
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