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FINRA Solicits Comments on Rules Impacting Capital Formation and Proposed Changes to the Corporate Financing Rule

Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities In what seems to be a bow to the Trump Administration, FINRA has issued Regulatory Notice 17-14 which broadly seeks comments on FINRA rules that impact capital formation. Specific rules FINRA is seeking comment on include: Capital Acquisition Broker Rules Funding Portal Rules Rule 2241 (Research Analysts and Research Reports) Rule 2242 (Debt Research Analysts […] Read more →

by   |   April 20, 2017

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Draft Financial Choice Act 2.0 Prohibits Universal Proxy and Restricts Shareholder Proposals

Public Companies and Securities The House Financial Services Committee has released a discussion draft of a revised Financial Choice Act. The Committee will hold a hearing on the Act on April 26, 2017. Section... Read more →

by   |   April 20, 2017

FTC Announces Regulatory Reform Process

Consumer Protection, M&A, Trump The FTC explained it was undertaking the following regulatory reform steps in a press release: New groups within the Bureau of Competition and the Bureau of Consumer Protection... Read more →

by   |   April 17, 2017

Corwin Stops Litigation Where Deal Protection Measures are not Preclusive

Litigation, M&A In Re Paramount Gold And Silver Corp. Stockholders Litigation examines the interaction of Corwin, Unocal and deal protection measures.  At issue was a Merger Agreement which... Read more →

by   |   April 17, 2017

Enforcement Sweep Snares Issuers for Paid Stock Promotions

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC announced enforcement actions against 27 individuals and entities behind various alleged stock promotion schemes that left investors with the impression they were reading... Read more →

by   |   April 10, 2017

SEC Staff Relaxes Conflict Minerals Reporting

Public Companies and Securities Effective immediately, the SEC staff has relaxed conflict minerals reporting requirements by public companies. The change was triggered by the entry of a final judgment in the... Read more →

by   |   April 7, 2017

Equity Grants to Directors Subject to Business Judgment Review as a Result of Specific Plan Limits

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The Delaware Court of Chancery examined equity grants to directors in In Re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation.  The equity incentive plan, or EIP, at issue included... Read more →

by   |   April 5, 2017

Court Enters Final Judgment in Conflict Minerals Case

Public Companies and Securities The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has entered a final judgment in the conflict minerals case. The final judgment is identical to the proposed judgment... Read more →

by   |   April 3, 2017

Stockholder Vote Fails Corwin Test

M&A In Re Saba Software, Inc. Stockholder Litigation considered whether a stockholder vote satisfied the Corwin test for a full informed, uncoerced vote to determine if the shift to... Read more →

by   |   April 2, 2017