On October 6, 2020, the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) filed a proposed rule amendment in order to seek approval to amend certain of the shareholder approval requirements set forth in Section 312 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.  Paragraphs (b) and (c) of Section 312 require NYSE-listed companies to obtain shareholder approval prior to

On September 30, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) entered a cease-and-desist order against a registrant for failure to disclose approximately $1.7 million in travel-related perquisites and personal benefits provided to named executive officers during 2015-2018. The perquisites included expenses associated with the CEO’s personal use of corporate aircraft and executives’ expenses associated with

November 10, 2020
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Preparations are key to a successful proxy and annual report season, and autumn is not too early to begin. As companies evaluate the ramifications of COVID-19 that need to be discussed in various contexts in annual filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, advance

On October 8, 2020, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance spoke at PLI’s The SEC Speaks in 2020 program, providing insights on recent developments, rulemakings, guidance and initiatives.

Among the developments over the past year that Division Director William Hinman highlighted was the recognition that digital assets can be registered in compliance

In statements made at SIFMA’s Virtual Compliance and Legal Forum, FINRA Chief Executive Officer, Robert Cook, indicated that FINRA may be reconsidering aspects of its cycle examinations in light of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. FINRA conducts between 1,500 and 2,000 risk-based cycle examinations annually to assess identified risks and controls and determine

In conjunction with the publication of a staff report, “U.S. Credit Markets: Interconnectedness and the Effects of the COVID-19 Economic Shock,” the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a roundtable on October 14, 2020.  The Roundtable will include senior staff of the SEC, as well as international regulators and market participants.  The report discusses how interconnections

Webinar Event
October 6, 2020, 4:30pm EDT
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This year’s US ECM Roundtable will be held as a virtual, two-part event, which will bring together senior market professionals to assess current themes in the industry and provide an outlook for the future.

The first webcast, titled The Great Equity Recapitalization in a Post-COVID-19

On September 28, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved, with immediate effectiveness, the New York Stock Exchange’s (“NYSE”) proposal to further extend its waiver of the shareholder approval requirements set forth in Section 312.03 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual through December 31, 2020.  As we previously blogged, the SEC initially

Preparations are key to a successful proxy and annual report season, and autumn is not too early to begin. While work on proxy statements, annual reports and annual meetings typically kicks into high gear in the winter, advance planning will make the process go more smoothly. This is especially true for the 2021 season, as

A few weeks ago, we marked the one-year anniversary of the publication by the Business Roundtable of its statement on the purpose of a corporation, which looked beyond the shareholder primacy model to a broader stakeholder model.  In a new essay, “Times They are A-Changin’:  When Tech Employees Revolt!” written by Anat Alon-Beck,