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Nasdaq Clarifies and Amends Rules for Direct Listings

Public Companies and Securities Nasdaq has filed an immediately effective rule proposal that clarifies and amends Nasdaq rules that permit a direct listing without an IPO.  A December 22,2017,  Wall Street Journal article states that Nasdaq had completed about a half dozen direct listings at that time. The NYSE has previously adopted a rule change to permit a direct listing. Highlights […] Read more →

by   |   February 17, 2019

FASB Issues Proposal on Recognizing and Measuring Deferred Revenue in Business Combinations

M&A The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update on the recognition and measurement of deferred revenue in business combinations. The... Read more →

by   |   February 15, 2019

Crypto Mom Warns SEC of Over Expansive Definition of Howey in Token Offerings

Blockchain Technology, Crowdfunding, Public Companies and Securities SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce was awarded the nick name “Crypto Mom” by digital asset aficionados in a previous speech encouraging forward thinking by the SEC in the... Read more →

by   |   February 12, 2019

No Action Relief Prompts Clarification from SEC Chair on Mandatory Arbitration

Public Companies and Securities In a novel sequence of events, SEC Chair Jay Clayton issued a statement on February 11, 2019 expressing the Commission’s non-view on mandatory shareholder arbitration... Read more →

by   |   February 12, 2019