Mondaq USA: Corporate/Commercial Law
Morgan Lewis
Updated for the first time in more than a decade, the new guidance for proxy rules and statements provides significant changes to certain disclosure requirements in the context of proxy solicitations.
Arnold & Porter
On April 20, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in Varjabedian v. Emulex Corp. that a violation of Section 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. § 78n(e), ...
TMF Group
Land of opportunity or challenge? As the world's biggest economy, the United States of America is a magnet for foreign companies looking to invest overseas.
Cooley LLP
In this snapshot review by Willis Towers Watson of U.S. say-on-pay and other compensation-related votes, WTW found that average support for say on pay remained high at 91%.
Bowditch & Dewey
Mike Angelini was quoted by the Worcester Business Journal in, "Organizations Should Think Ahead When Lining Up Their Next Leader."
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Click on the links to view SEC notices of exchange rule changes and proposals for the week of May 14 to May 18, 2018.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The MSRB stated that it proposed the Rule in order to improve consistency with other regulators and to clarify the applicable requirements.
WilmerHale
Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Cabinet Regulatory Tracker is a list of upcoming comment deadlines and effective dates.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Designates Indian Stock Exchange as Offshore Securities Market.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
FINRA proposed a rule change that would expand the definition of "Agency Debt Securities," as used in the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine rules, to include credit risk transfer securities...
Cooley LLP
Earlier this month, Tennessee House Bill 2220 was enacted, which provides, "A pharmaceutical manufacturer or its representatives may engage in the truthful promotion of off-label uses."
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 21 February 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released new interpretive guidance on public company disclosures regarding cybersecurity risks and incidents. The
Cooley LLP
According to a new report from the EY Center for Board Matters, 54% of the 2017 class of directors of Fortune 100 companies served in non-CEO roles and 40% were female.
Withers LLP
On May 2, 2018, FINRA announced that it is revising parts of its Sanction Guidelines. FINRA's Sanction Guidelines provide general principles and sanction recommendations to assist FINRA's adjudicators ...
Cooley LLP
The report was requested by the Senate Committee of Finance due to concern that there was a lack of public information regarding HHS-OIG's use of Agreements in enforcement.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised the initial purchaser in the $225 million bond offering of senior secured notes issued by Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen S.A...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC Investor Bulletin provides retail investors with a general overview of margin transactions.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce cited ongoing regulatory costs as a material factor in the decrease in IPOs in recent years and recommended ways to reverse the trend.
Caplin & Drysdale
Justice Kagan, writing for the court, first examined the interrelationship between the three relevant acts.
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Ruchelman PLLC
Change driven by development of intellectual property ("I.P.") is now a constant. Whether the I.P. user is a tax adviser accessing a digital library, an auto mechanic interfacing with an engine...
Carlton Fields
As of this inaugural publication, there exists no uniformity with respect to how businesses that deal in virtual currencies (also known as "cryptocurrencies") such as Bitcoin are treated among the states.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Last November, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new enforcement policy. Under the new policy, businesses subject to the FCPA may avoid criminal liability by self-reporting wrongdoing, ...
Arnold & Porter
If there was ever a regulatory grace period for virtual currencies and blockchain technology, it is officially over.
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.
Cooley LLP
As discussed in this PubCo post, both ISS and Glass Lewis recommended voting against a proposal to ratify the appointment of GE's auditor, KPMG, at the 2018 GE annual shareholders meeting...
Ruchelman PLLC
Commencing in January 2018, the I.R.S. began a new centralized audit regime with respect to partnerships. It replaces the concept of a "Tax Matters Partner" with a "Partnership Representative.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Delaware courts have recently issued decisions that have fundamentally altered corporate governance litigation.
Jones Day
Jones Day's Ann Hollenbeck and Courtney Carrell discuss an unexpected False Claims Act action as a private equity firm faces FCA liability.
Day Pitney LLP
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently voted to propose standards of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers.
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