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By Katherine Ashton, Geoffrey Kittredge, John W. Rife, Patricia Volhard, Kirsten Watson, Simon Witney
This week, the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment – an international network of investors supported by the United Nations) published a set of recommendations focused on the responsibility of boards of directors in private equity-backed companies.
By Jane Shvets, Patrick Taylor, Konstantin Bureiko, Tom Cornell
The English High Court recently handed down judgment in the case of Ministry of Defence & Support for Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran v. International Military Services Ltd
By David L. Portilla, Will C. Giles
The U.S. Supreme Court recently narrowed the circumstances under which a court will defer to an agency's interpretation of its own regulation.
By Satish M. Kini, Gregory J. Lyons, David L. Portilla, Alison M. Hashmall, Andrew Field, Chen Xu
We anticipate providing a comprehensive summary of the final rule in the future.
By Debevoise & Plimpton
First published nearly 20 years ago, the cookbook remains one of the most complete and practical resources in the market.
By Andrew J. Ceresney, Paul M. Rodel, Paul D. Rubin, Jonathan R. Tuttle, Ada Fernandez Johnson, Laura E. O'Neill, Melissa B. Runsten
On August 20, 2019, pharmaceutical company TherapeuticsMD, Inc. settled an SEC enforcement action brought under Regulation FD.
By Kenneth J. Berman, William D. Regner, Norma Freeland
On August 21, 2019, the SEC published guidance regarding the proxy voting responsibilities of investment advisers under Rule 206(4)-6
By Matthew E. Kaplan, William D. Regner, Paul M. Rodel, Joshua M. Samit, Milan Udawatta
By reiterating that proxy voting advice is subject to Rule 14a-9, the SEC has clarified the framework for those seeking to challenge the voting recommendations of a proxy advisory firm.
By David H. Bernstein, Luke Dembosky, Jeremy Feigelson, Ted Hassi, Leah S. Martin, Melissa B. Runsten, Paul D. Rubin
The team had a record-breaking 2018 and has continued its strong performance into 2019, currently advising on more than 110 private funds targeting more than $150 billion in commitments.
By Satish M. Kini, Carl Micarelli, David G. Sewell, Robert T. Dura
On August 23, 2019, U.S. President Trump wrote on his Twitter feed (@realDonaldTrump) that "[o]ur great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China."
By Debevoise & Plimpton
The first half of 2019 has seen increased clarity on a number of substantial issues that have affected both general and limited private equity partners.
By David Brittenham, Scott Selinger
PIK notes are high yield debt securities that allow or require interest to be paid "in kind" ("PIK") in the form of additional notes or by increasing outstanding principal, instead of in cash.
By Steven Gross, Jasmine Ball, Richard Hahn, M. Natasha Labovitz, George Maguire, My Chi To, Michael Wiles
Recently, in Grossman v. Lothian Oil Inc. (In re Lothian Oil Inc.), the Fifth Circuit for the first time addressed the controversial doctrine of debt recharacterization.
On June 28, 2006, the German government issued draft legislation for the implementation of Directive 2004/109/EC ("Directive") of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2004 on the harmonization of transparency requirements in relation to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market in Germany.