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SEC Staff Releases Pro-Issuer Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

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Public Companies and Securities The staff’s release of Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (“SLB 14I”) ahead of the upcoming proxy season appears to reflect several issuer-friendly modifications to the staff’s processing of no-action letters seeking exclusion of shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act.  In particular, SLB 14I addresses the following aspects of the shareholder proposal submission […] Read more →

by , and   |   November 2, 2017

ISS Seeks Comment on Updated Policies Including Gender Pay Gap

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities ISS has made available for public comment certain proposed changes to ISS’ benchmark voting policies for 2018 that could generally become effective for the upcoming proxy... Read more →

by , and   |   October 27, 2017

SEC Approves PCAOB’s Changes to Audit Reports

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has approved the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (“PCAOB”) new standard for audit reports on public company financial statements. The new... Read more →

by , and   |   October 24, 2017

SEC Issues Proposed Rules to Modernize and Simplify Regulation S-K

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has proposed amendments to Regulation S-K and related rules and forms. The proposed amendments are based on SEC staff recommendations in a report that was required by... Read more →

by , and   |   October 12, 2017