Mondaq USA: Corporate/Commercial Law
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Below is a summary of the main developments in US and EU corporate governance and securities law and certain financial markets regulation developments since our last update on 20 July 2018.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
In a no-action letter (the Relief) issued on Oct. 12, 2018, to the Independent Directors Council, the Securities and Exchange Commission staff (the Staff)...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On September 30, Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a new California law requiring female presence on boards of public companies headquartered in California.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In Synutra, Liang Zhang, the majority shareholder of Synutra, proposed a buyout in a non-binding letter to the company.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
In a recent decision from Connecticut, the issue was the status of the executrix of a member vis-a-vis the LLC, a question considered in the context of whether the executrix may or may not seek the judicial dissolution of the LLC.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
In a decision rendered on August 24, 2018, the Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed a determination that, consequent to the wording of a particular operating agreement, the members in the LLC assumed and are liable to satisfy the LLC's debts and obligations.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
The rise in investor requests and demands concerning ESG — environmental, social and governance — matters presents new risks and opportunities.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
FINRA announced the effective date of amendments to modify the dissemination protocols for agency debt securities.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In a new study, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation ("DTCC") concluded that a distributed ledger platform has the capacity to support average daily trading volumes ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
It's that time again. The current SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and the SAG-AFTRA Audio Commercials Contract will expire on March 31, 2019 ...
Cooley LLP
Notably, the introduction to all of the CDIs indicates that Corp Fin is currently in the process of updating and reformatting the CDIs generally.
Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
Fenwick & West LLP
​Fenwick securities co-chair James Evans talked to The Information about the growing trend of startup tech companies setting limits on founder power, partially as a response to investor and regulator
Fenwick & West LLP
The Fenwick Silicon Valley 150 ranks the largest public companies in Silicon Valley by revenue.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC will exempt persons affected by Hurricane Michael from certain requirements of the Exchange Act and Investment Company Act.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In a no-action letter, the SEC Division of Investment Management ("Division") stated that a mutual fund's board of directors ...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On October 16, 2018, the New York State Court of Appeals held that contractual attempts to extend the statute of limitations for causes of action ...
Bowditch & Dewey
The Worcester Business Journal has published "10 Things I Know About Effectively Serving on a Nonprofit Board" by AiVi Nguyen.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In past quarterly updates of this memorandum, we have discussed the increased scrutiny with which the SEC has been reviewing companies' use of non-GAAP financial measures, which are financial measures...
On September 13, 2018, the staff of the Division of Investment Management of the SEC withdrew letters previously issued in 2004 to Egan-Jones Proxy Services and Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. ...
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Troutman Sanders LLP
Non-bank lenders to small businesses need to be on alert after Governor Brown signed California Senate Bill 1235 into law on September 30, 2018.
Matson Driscoll & Damico
In my previous article, I discussed the critical need for business owners to have their business valued by a professional appraiser.
Fisher Phillips LLP
It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number ...
Mayer Brown
California enacts a first-of-its-kind legislation imposing disclosure requirements on commercial purpose loans similar ...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On September 30, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1235,1 which requires disclosures of key terms in connection with certain commercial financing by non-banks and could impact bank/non-bank arrangements as well.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Notably, the order contained no analysis explaining the basis for the SEC's conclusion that the tokens were securities.
Jones Day
The Situation: In what may indicate a sea change in terms of who the Department of Justice ("DOJ") is willing to pursue in False Claims Act cases, a private equity firm has been named as a co-defendant in a False Claims Act complaint, along with one of its portfolio companies.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff made official statements regarding when a token may or may no longer be a security.
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