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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Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Investor Advocate released its report on objectives for fiscal year 2020. The Investor Advocate intends to focus on the SEC’s disclosure effectiveness initiative, including amendments to Regulation S-K, updates to industry-specific disclosure requirements, etc. The Investor Advocate will also focus on monitoring rulemaking developments related to

On Friday, July 12, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Divisions of Corporation Finance, Investment Management and Trading and Markets, and the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant issued a statement regarding the LIBOR phase out, focusing attention on the “urgency” of implementing alternative reference rates.  The statement references the work of the Alternative Reference

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently released the final report from the 2018 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation.  The report highlights the recommendations of attendees in ranked order for actions to be taken by the SEC.  The Report includes, as the first priority recommendation, amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” in order

In this Lexis Top 10 Practice Tips article, we provide practice points to help you in assisting an issuer with a proposed debt tender offer for cash. Often, issuers of debt securities seek to manage their liabilities through liability management transactions, including debt tender offers  for cash. A cash tender offer consists of a public

This Lexis Practice Advisor® market trends article focuses on registered direct offerings, providing an overview of the market and covering recent notable transactions, deal structure and process, and legal and regulatory trends. A registered direct offering is a type of hybrid securities offering, meaning that the offering methodology has certain characteristics associated with a public

This Lexis Practice Advisor® market trends article identifies disclosures related to U.S. Tariff Policies that offer more detailed discussions on the actual and potential effects for the particular registrants and concludes with recommendations on how to enhance disclosures relating to the effects of U.S. Tariff Policies. The company name, its industry, and the type of

On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Regulation Best Interest (Rule 15l-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act)), which requires broker-dealers and their associated persons who are natural persons to act in the best interest of their retail customers when making a recommendation. The SEC also adopted Form

Business development companies (BDCs) are closed-end investment management companies that are specially regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the 1940 Act). This Lexis Practice Advisor® market trends article covers recent commercial and regulatory trends affecting BDCs, particularly focusing on various types of securities offerings by public and private BDCs.

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At today’s open meeting, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a final Regulation Best Interest, as well as additional guidance.

Final action relating to the broker-dealer standard of conduct had been anxiously anticipated.  The Commission noted that Regulation Best Interest enhances the standard of conduct beyond the current broker-dealer suitability standard.  In addition, the Commission

The SEC announced an upcoming roundtable (date and details to come) that will focus on the causes of short-termism, including the role of quarterly disclosures.  At the end of 2018, the SEC had published a request for comment regarding the timing of earnings releases and quarterly reports by public companies.  The statement regarding the roundtable