On January 24, 2024, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted new rules and amendments to existing rules and forms (the “Final Rules”) addressing (i) the treatment under the securities laws of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) in connection with their IPOs and their subsequent business combination transactions (“de-SPAC transactions”) with target operating

Climate disclosure regulations are among the most significant and complex challenges faced by companies and boards, with a variety of requirements emanating this year from numerous governmental authorities and non-governmental organizations. This Mayer Brown white paper offers a thumbnail sketch of key features and differences of a dozen authorities, followed by considerations for boards concerning

On May 3, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted, by a 3-to-2 vote, amendments (the “Amendments”) to its existing rules (the “Existing Rules”) regarding disclosures about purchases of an issuer’s equity securities by or on behalf of the issuer or an affiliated purchaser, commonly referred to as “buybacks.” The Amendments require

On December 14, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) unanimously adopted amendments (the “amendments”) to Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and related disclosure obligations for public companies.  The amendments (i) add new conditions to the availability of the affirmative defense to insider trading liability contained in Rule

At today’s open meeting, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve amendments to Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The SEC had proposed extensive amendments in January 2022, which were the subject of significant comment from market participants. The final amendments take into account some of the commenters’ concerns—in particular by

On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed new rules and amendments to existing rules and forms (the “Proposed Rules”) addressing the treatment of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) in connection with their initial public offerings (“IPOs”) and subsequent de-SPAC transactions. Comments on the Proposed Rules are due 30 days after

On January 3, 2022, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an opinion denying motions to dismiss in In re Multiplan Corp. Stockholders Litigation, a stockholder action arising out of the completed business combination for Churchill Capital Corp. III (“Churchill”), a SPAC, and Multiplan Inc. (“MultiPlan”). The court’s opinion has important implications for SPAC sponsors,