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Nasdaq Proposes Changes to Shareholder Approval Rule for 20% Issuances

Public Companies and Securities Nasdaq has proposed to amend its rule regarding shareholder approval for certain securities issuances. Currently the rule requires shareholder approval for security issuances for less than the greater of book or market value (other than in the context of a public offering) if either: the issuance equals 20% of the outstanding stock or voting power […] Read more →

by   |   February 14, 2018

ISS Proxy Research Reports to Include Environmental, Social, and Governance QualityScores

Public Companies and Securities Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., or ISS, announced the launch of Environmental & Social QualityScore, a new component of ISS’ corporate profiling and scoring... Read more →

by   |   February 5, 2018

SEC Approves NYSE Rule Change to Facilitate Listing Without an IPO

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has approved a rule change to the NYSE listing standards to facilitate the listing of an issuer without conduction an IPO. According to the NYSE, the rule change is... Read more →

by   |   February 3, 2018

Drafting 10-K Disclosures for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Public Companies and Securities Public companies with fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2017, but not fiscal year ends, are beginning to make disclosures showing the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in... Read more →

by   |   January 25, 2018

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SEC Invites Regulated Entities to Voluntarily Submit Self-Assessments of Diversity Policies and Practices

Broker-Dealer, Employment, Investment Advisers, Municipal Advisors, Private Equity The SEC Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, or OMWI, invited entities regulated by the SEC to submit a Diversity Assessment Report. Entities regulated by the SEC include... Read more →

by   |   January 25, 2018

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SEC Chair Clayton Warns Lawyers on Initial Coin Offerings

Blockchain Technology, Public Companies and Securities SEC Chair Clayton delivered the following remarks at a conference of securities professionals: “My first message is simple and a bit stern. Market professionals, especially... Read more →

by   |   January 22, 2018

NYSE Rule Change Regarding Dividend Notifications to be Effective February 1, 2018

Public Companies and Securities As we noted here, the NYSE proposed, and the SEC approved, a rule change to require NYSE listed companies to provide notice to the NYSE at least ten minutes before making any... Read more →

by   |   January 19, 2018

SEC Nixes 40 Act Registration of Cryptocurrency Related Funds for Now

Blockchain Technology, Public Companies and Securities In a letter to representatives of the Investment Company Institute and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the SEC staff indicated it would not be receptive... Read more →

by   |   January 18, 2018

FASB to Revise Accounting for Tax Act

Public Companies and Securities FASB received unsolicited input from banks and insurance companies and related trade groups on the accounting for what is referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Based on the... Read more →

by   |   January 12, 2018