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Smoothing The Path For Financial Institutions On Brexit
The U.K.'s HM Treasury has set out its approach to the grandfathering of EU27 businesses on Brexit and to how existing EU financial services directives and regulations are to be adopted...
10 Jul 2018
Changing Of The Guard: SEC Reconsiders Conflict Minerals Rule While Congress Votes To Overturn ‘Publish What You Pay' Reporting For Extractive Companies
In the wake of the US elections in November 2016, two of the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") disclosure rules for public reporting companies — the conflict minerals rule and government payments...
United States
20 Feb 2017
Appeals Court Overturns Marblegate, Citing Analysis By Shearman & Sterling Partner
The law on debt restructurings and liability management is back to where it was. Yesterday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the controversial District Court decisions in the Marblegate-Education Management...
United States
23 Jan 2017
Shining A Light On Payments To Governments: SEC Proposes New "Publish What You Pay" Rule
On December 11, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued a proposed rule to implement Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
United States
30 Dec 2015
SEC Staff Issues Guidance On The Recent Changes To The JOBS Act
As discussed in our previous publication, one of the changes in the FAST Act was the addition of a provision allowing EGCs to omit certain financial information included in the registration statement.
United States
18 Dec 2015
Court Upholds Partial Invalidation Of SEC Conflict Minerals Rule
In short, this most recent decision means nothing changes. Following the D.C. Circuit's initial decision in NAM, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued a statement on the effect of the ruling.
United States
24 Aug 2015
Keeping Marblegate In Perspective: Implications For Debt Restructurings, Indenture Amendments And New Bond Issues
Involuntary debt restructurings that have the effect of impairing a bondholder's right to receive payment may violate the Trust Indenture Act.
United States
20 Jul 2015
Exchanges Alter View On 20% Rule For Convertible Bonds
Bankers who originate convertible bonds issued and companies interested in issuing convertible bonds received a rare regulatory win a couple of months ago.
United States
3 Jun 2015
Shining A Light On Payments To Governments: The Current State Of "Publish What You Pay" Rulemaking Around The World
Over the last few years, a number of key jurisdictions have adopted regulations requiring companies engaged in natural resource extraction activities to disclose the payments they make to governments and state-owned companies.
United States
29 May 2015
NGO Study Outlines Best Practices For SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance
On April 22, 2015, two human rights non-governmental organizations, Amnesty International and Global Witness, published a report analyzing compliance by US reporting companies with the US Securities...
United States
27 Apr 2015
Flexibility For Debt Refinancings – New SEC No-Action Letter
The SEC staff issued a no-action letter recently that will allow some companies to refinance their debt using tender and exchange offers shorter than the 20 business days required in the tender offer rules.
United States
11 Feb 2015
Broken Windows: SEC Enforcement Reminds Officers, Directors And 5% Shareholders To Comply With Reporting Requirements
The SEC announced enforcement proceedings against officers, directors and major shareholders and publicly-traded companies for violations related to beneficial ownership filings.
United States
10 Oct 2014
SEC Staff Issues Additional Guidance On Conflict Minerals
The SEC Division of Corporation Finance issued responses to nine frequently asked questions on the reporting requirements regarding conflict minerals.
United States
17 Apr 2014
Evans Publishes Column On Ethics And The No Contact Rule
Partner Rob Evans (New York-Capital Markets) is the author and editor of the inaugural column in "Ethics Corner," a new feature in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today.
United States
17 Dec 2013
Revival Of REIT Rulings Could Mean Good News For Companies With Non-Traditional Assets Considering Becoming Reits
In recent years, there has been a considerable expansion of the types of companies holding non-traditional real estate assets that have elected to become real estate investment trusts for US federal income tax purposes ("REITs").
United States
27 Nov 2013
Iran Notices Update: SEC-Registered Issuers Continue To Adapt To Their New Normal
It has been over eight months since SEC-registered issuers began making mandatory disclosures of business activities in or with Iran.
United States
11 Nov 2013
Court Upholds SEC Rule on Conflicts Minerals
On July 23, 2013, the US District Court for the District of Columbia found "no problems with the SEC’s rulemaking" by its adoption of the Conflict Minerals Rule pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank").
United States
26 Jul 2013
SEC Adopts Rule Changes Allowing General Solicitation In Private Placements Under Rule 506 Of Regulation D And Rule 144A
On July 10, 2013, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") adopted rule changes that will permit general solicitation and general advertising in securities offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A.
United States
16 Jul 2013
Court Vacates SEC Rule On Disclosure Of Government Payments By Resource Extraction Issuers While Similar EU Requirement Is Finalized
A US court has recently vacated the new SEC rule requiring resource extraction issuers to file annual reports with information about government payments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals.
United States
16 Jul 2013
Preparing For Large Trader Reporting
Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted its proposed Large Trader reporting rule, Rule 13h-1, along with Form 13H, a reporting form designed to enhance the ability of the SEC to identify large market participants, collect information on their trading, and analyze their trading activity.
United States
12 Oct 2011
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