Anna Pinedo is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Corporate & Securities practice. She concentrates her practice on securities and derivatives. Anna represents issuers, investment banks/financial intermediaries and investors in financing transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, as well as structured notes and other hybrid and structured products.

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This practice note includes 10 practice tips that may help you, as counsel to a public company or a repurchase agent, in implementing a stock repurchase program on behalf of your client. A stock repurchase program enables a company to buy back a certain number of its outstanding securities. In recent years, the repurchase activity

On March 12, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions in Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Rule 12b-2). The final amendments are intended to reduce the number of issuers that qualify as accelerated filers and reduce compliance costs for

The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance today published CF Disclosure Topic No. 9 providing the Staff’s current views regarding disclosure and securities law obligations that companies should consider in connection with the coronavirus and related market and business disruptions.  The guidance can be found here.

A Legal Update will follow shortly reviewing the guidance.

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is extending the filing periods covered by its previously enacted conditional reporting relief for certain public company filing obligations under the federal securities laws.

Subject to certain conditions, public companies have a 45-day extension for filings of reports due between March 1 and July 1, 2020.  Today’s

On March 2, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to Rules 3-10 and 3-16 of Regulation S-X that simplify and streamline the financial disclosures required in registered debt offerings involving guaranteed or collateralized debt securities.

Read our Legal Update here.

The heads of the SEC Enforcement Division, in remarks today, reminded market participants of the need to keep a close eye on the persons that may have material nonpublic information.  In the remarks, they noted, “[f]or example, in these dynamic circumstances, corporate insiders are regularly learning new material nonpublic information that may hold an even

FINRA released Regulatory Notice 20-10, which discusses the changes to modernize the Corporate Financing Rule.  The implementation date is bifurcated with implementation for Rule 5110(a)(3)(A), (a)(4)(A)(ii) and (a)(4)(A)(iii) effective as of March 20, 2020 and implementation of the rest of the rule on September 16, 2020.

See the Regulatory Notice here.

The new rule

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Our COVID-19 web portal is a one-stop resource center that aggregates the latest Mayer Brown legal updates and insights on COVID-19.

Our COVID-19 Response Blog provides timely updates, legal analysis and commentary on the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. The blog addresses a

In addition to a host of significant general business concerns, such as those relating to liquidity and financing opportunities, revenues, supply chain and employee and community health and welfare, the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has raised a number of issues specific to public companies that file reports with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.