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SEC Staff Permits Exclusion of Some but Not All Shareholder Proxy Access Proposals


Public Companies and Securities The Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance has issued its initial no-action rulings on requests by public companies to exclude shareholder proxy access proposals.  The proposals, in one form or another, ask (or require) the corporation to adopt measures to permit shareholders to include nominees in the company’s proxy statement.  The Staff permitted exclusions […] Read more →

by   |   March 8, 2012

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Conflict Minerals Rules Expected Mid-Year

Public Companies and Securities On March 6, 2012, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro gave testimony before the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Committee on Appropriations United States House of... Read more →

by   |   March 6, 2012

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Meet Your Swap Dealer

Derivatives The CFTC has adopted final rules regarding business conduct standards for swap dealers.  The rules are expected to have far reaching impacts on the way corporate counterparties... Read more →

by   |   March 2, 2012

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SEC Issues Small Entity Compliance Guide on “Accredited Investor” Standard

Broker-Dealer, Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The SEC has issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide on the new “accredited investor” standard.   Section 413(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act requires that the value of a... Read more →

by   |   March 2, 2012