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Update on Proxy Puts

Scale and Gavel

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Strike suits against public companies for “dead hand proxy put” provisions in credit agreements have recently attracted a lot of attention. A “dead hand proxy put” provides for the acceleration of amounts outstanding under a credit agreement in certain situations in which the majority of the board of directors is replaced in a proxy contest.  […] Read more →

by   |   August 12, 2015

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SEC Explains How to Form a Pre-Existing Relationship Using the Internet; New CDIs Issued

Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities The SEC granted no-action relief to Citizen VC, Inc. which appears to state, although subject to facts and circumstances, a pre-existing relation can be formed with a person that... Read more →

by   |   August 6, 2015

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SEC Adopts Final Pay Ratio Rule – A Comprehensive Summary

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has adopted a final “pay ratio” rule required by Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act.  In general, the “pay ratio” rule requires public companies to disclose the... Read more →

by   |   August 5, 2015

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ISS Commences 2016 Proxy Voting Policy Survey

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized ISS has commenced its 2016 proxy voting policy survey. Some of the issues ISS seeks comment on include: Is it appropriate to use non-GAAP or adjusted GAAP metrics for compensation... Read more →

by   |   August 5, 2015