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Hunton Retail Law Resource: The Board's Importance In Vetting Shareholder Proposals
A recent successful effort by a public company to exclude an environmental proposal from its proxy statement may signal a new approach for boards
United States
28 May 2019
Blockchain Legal Resource: The Initial Exchange Offering
As this short video explains, the "initial exchange offering," or IEO, is the latest innovation in the offer and sale of cryptocurrencies.
United States
23 May 2019
Newly Adopted SEC Rules Implement FAST Act Mandate And Simplify Disclosure
On March 20, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to simplify and modernize disclosure requirements.
United States
1 May 2019
SEC Adopts Rules To Implement FAST Act Mandate To Modernize And Simplify Disclosure
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission), on March 20, 2019, voted to adopt amendments to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K
United States
22 Apr 2019
Blockchain Legal Resource: SEC Staff Issues Security Token Framework
After months of teasing, on April 3 staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued a long-awaited Framework for "Investment Contract" Analysis of Digital Assets.
United States
16 Apr 2019
The Nickel Report: Importance Of The Board In Vetting Shareholder Proposals
A recently successful effort by Wisconsin utility MGE Energy to exclude an environmental proposal from its proxy statement may signal a new approach for boards of directors to consider
United States
10 Apr 2019
Blockchain Legal Resource: Colorado Enacts Digital Token Act
The latest state to confront the utility token issue, Colorado, recently enacted the Digital Token Act (the Act). The Act amends the provisions of the Colorado Securities Act that require
United States
1 Apr 2019
Blockchain Legal Resource Blog: Seeking Clarity In The Use Of Blockchain Technology For Securities Trading
The Council of Institutional Investors and Templum, Inc. each recently submitted comments to the SEC to call for the agency to embrace blockchain technology in a variety of contexts regarding the registration and transfer of securities.
United States
21 Mar 2019
New Event Notices For Municipal Bond Disclosure
February 27, 2019 is the compliance date for newly adopted Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") amendments to Rule 15c2-12, adding two new event notices.
United States
12 Mar 2019
Blockchain Legal Resource: On Reconsideration, SEC Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Blockvest ICO
In a case being closely watched by the crypto community, a California federal judge reversed his earlier decision and, on reconsideration, issued a preliminary injunction against ICO issuer Blockvest LLC.
United States
28 Feb 2019
US Broadens Scope Of Venezuela Sanctions As To Dealings In Certain Bonds And Securities
What Happened: On Monday, February 11, 2019, following the addition of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PdVSA) to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List),
United States
19 Feb 2019
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: Federal Court Rejects Insurer's Narrow Interpretation Of Securities Insuring Agreement And Applies Notice-Prejudice Rule To Financial Institution Bond
A federal court last month turned away an insurer's legal arguments seeking to avoid financial institution bond coverage for a bank's losses resulting from a borrower's use of forged documents
United States
12 Feb 2019
New Beneficial Ownership Rules In Full Effect: What To Expect And How To Manage The New Procedures
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a final rule on May 11, 2016, (effective for covered financial institutions on May 11, 2018)
United States
8 Feb 2019
SEC Activity In 2018
2018 brought a number of changes at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
United States
28 Jan 2019
Hunton Andrews Kurth Publishes 2018 Retail Industry Year In Review
Social engineering continued to be a major concern in 2018 as businesses continued to fall prey to such schemes and other cyber risks.
United States
25 Jan 2019
Year In Review: Top Insurance Cases Of 2018
2018 was a busy year for courts deciding insurance coverage disputes.
United States
23 Jan 2019
Annual SEC Update
The year 2018 was a busy one for the SEC in the digital asset space, with the agency cementing its role as the primary de facto regulator of crypto finance in the United States.
United States
10 Jan 2019
Patriarch Partners Decision Confirms Government Subpoenas May Constitute A "Claim" Under D&O Policy; Warns Policyholders To Think Broadly When Representing Facts And Circumstances To Insurers
The Second Circuit recently confirmed in Patriarch Partners, LLC v. Axis Insurance Co. that a warranty letter accompanying the policyholder's insurance application barred coverage for a lengthy SEC investigation, which ripened into a "Claim" prior to the policy's inception date.
United States
21 Dec 2018
Not Just A Merger Issue — Compensatory Equity Awards Can Trigger HSR Filing Requirements
The requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act are well-known in the M&A world, but a recent FTC settlement highlights the serious ...
United States
21 Dec 2018
Hunton Retail Law Resource: SEC Chairman Previews Regulatory Agenda For 2019
In a recent speech, Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Chairman Jay Clayton summarized a number of regulatory priorities for 2019 ...
United States
18 Dec 2018
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