Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Program
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Location
Mayer Brown
71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Please join Mayer Brown in Chicago for our 1st Annual Executive Compensation University.

During this full-day program, we will explore tax and securities issues impacting executive compensation and hear from leading Mayer Brown lawyers about the changing regulatory landscape as they provide practical, business-focused guidance on dealing with these challenges. This program will cover such areas as the taxation of equity awards, disclosure issues and hot topics and current trends in executive compensation, including updates on issues related to say on pay, proxy disclosure, institutional shareholders and tax reform. The event will include an ethics program focused on issues relevant to in-house counsel dealing with executive compensation and securities issues. We plan to conclude the day with a cocktail reception.

We look forward to open dialogues with our guests.

A detailed program agenda can be found here.

Registration is available here.

CLE credit is pending.

Access our BDC Facts & Stats for a compendium of information regarding the business development companies (BDCs) that have taken measures to increase their use of leverage, the terms of BDC advisory agreements, and more.

Time and technology often conspire to make our existing views and approaches seem dated. It’s inevitable, and such is the case with the regulations that address permissible communications by issuers. The securities laws regulating communications by issuers have not undergone many revisions since Securities Offering Reform in 2005 despite the fact that the ways in which issuers communicate with investors and in which investors access information have undergone significant change. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC, or the Commission) now is required to propose rules relating to the application of the communications safe harbors under Securities Act Rules 138 and 139 in relation to certain funds. The dialogue relating to measures that may promote capital formation, without sacrificing investor protections, has prompted the Commission to consider extending the ability to “test the waters,” made available by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act to emerging growth companies (EGCs), to all companies. While the Commission certainly could limit its rulemaking to acting on these specific matters, it would seem an opportune time for the Commission to undertake a more comprehensive review of all of the communications safe harbors contained in the Securities Act.

Partner Anna Pinedo discusses some of the communications safe harbors that may benefit from amendment in a recently published PLI Current article.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

PIPE transactions remain an important capital-raising alternative. Whether a public company is seeking to finance an acquisition, effect a recapitalization or restructuring, or facilitate a liquidity opportunity for an existing stockholder, a PIPE transaction may be the most efficient approach.

During this session, Partner Anna Pinedo will discuss:

  • Recent market trends;
  • PIPE documentation and the principal negotiating issues;
  • The securities exchange shareholder approval rules and proposed changes to such rules;
  • Using warrants and structuring approaches;
  • Acquisition-related PIPE transactions; and
  • Selling stockholder PIPE transactions.

For more information, or to register for this complimentary session, please visit the event website.