Rule 502(c) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), prohibits an issuer from offering or selling securities by any form of general solicitation or general advertising when conducting certain offerings exempt from registration under the safe harbors provided under Regulation D of the Securities Act. Many have felt that, over the

As part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s amendments to the exempt offering framework, which amendments became effective in March 2021, the SEC, among other things, aligned the bad actor disqualification provisions in Regulation A, Regulation D, and Regulation CF.  Our updated resource provides an overview of the bad actor disqualification provisions applicable in connection

On December 2, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) passed the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, Senate Bill No. 945 (the “bill”). A copy of the bill may be viewed here.

The bill seeks to amend Section 104 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to require certain issuers to disclose to the Securities

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance published CF Disclosure Topic No. 10 (the disclosure topic) on November 23, 2020.  The disclosure topic provides guidance to China-based Issuers: companies based in or with the majority of their operations in the People’s Republic of China (China).  The guidance is the latest step

A Presidential executive order was issued on November 12, 2020 finding that “the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) is increasingly exploiting United States capital to resource and to enable the development and modernization of its military, intelligence, and other security apparatuses, which continues to allow the PRC to directly threaten the United States homeland and

On August 6, 2020, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (“Working Group”) released its Report on Protecting United States Investors from Significant Risks from Chinese Companies (“Report”). The Working Group is chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury, and includes the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Chairman

This First Analysis article discusses the amendments adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 21, 2020 in connection with financial statement disclosures on business acquisitions and dispositions as required by Regulation S-X’s (17 C.F.R. §§ 210.1-01 – 12-29) Rule 3-05 (Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired or to be Acquired (Rule 3-05)), Rule

Medium-term note (“MTN”) programs enable companies to offer and sell a wide range of debt securities, which may have similar or different terms, on a periodic and/or continuous basis, by using pre-agreed offering and distribution documents and a simplified clearing process. With an MTN program, the issuer is able to use streamlined documentation for each

On July 9, 2020, SEC Office of Internal Affairs Director Raquel Fox and SEC Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman moderated a panel discussion concerning the disclosure and reporting considerations of investments in emerging markets.

The panel discussed the disclosure considerations associated with investments in emerging markets in general, and particularly, in China.

To

On July 9, 2020, SEC Division of Economic and Risk Analysis Chief Economist and Director S.P. Kothari and SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Director Peter Driscoll moderated a panel discussion concerning investments by U.S. retail investors in emerging markets, particularly in China. This was Panel 1 of the SEC staff’s roundtable on emerging