Companies will be affected in a variety of ways by the receivership of Signature Bank, Silicon Valley Bank or any other similarly situated financial institution. Companies may face difficulty accessing bank facilities or the capital markets or limitations on money market or commercial paper facilities. Resulting liquidity constraints may entail difficult decisions, including prioritizing the
Market Trends 2020/2021: Disclosure on Political Contributions
This practice note discusses market trends on how public companies’ political contributions, or “political spending,” are perceived to be intertwined with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, and provides illustrative; disclosures regarding political contributions. This piece concludes with recommendations on how to prepare and enhance such disclosures.
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Market Trends 2020/21: U.S. Tariff Policies
This practice note discusses recent U.S. Tariff Policies that potentially have wide-ranging consequences for domestic and international trade and the capital markets. In a period marked by increased globalization and international trade, the uncertainties brought about by the aggressive tariff policies of former President Trump are leaving companies and investors wary of the direct and…
Market Trends 2020/21: Cybersecurity-Related Disclosures
This practice note identifies cybersecurity risk disclosures that offer detailed discussions on the potential reputational, financial, or operational harm resulting from cybersecurity breaches as well as the potential litigation or regulatory costs, policies, and procedures in addressing cybersecurity risks. This piece concludes with practical advice on how to prepare and enhance the required disclosures on…