The Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Corporation Finance provided guidance regarding evaluation of whether a benefit provided to a company’s executive officer is a perquisite or a personal benefit.  As set forth in the Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation, repeated below in its entirety, the analysis to be undertaken is consistent with

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
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Mayer Brown’s Benefits & Compensation University has expanded from our annual Executive Compensation University to include health, welfare and qualified plan issues. During this series of webinars, we will explore benefit and compensation issues in depth and hear from leading Mayer Brown lawyers about

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There are 10 practice points that are intended to help you in assisting an issuer with a proposed debt tender offer for cash. Often, issuers of debt securities seek to manage their liabilities through liability management transactions, including debt tender offers for cash. Given the current economic downturn and market volatility resulting

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 and Thursday, September 24, 2020
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The firm is proud to sponsor the SIFMA Compliance & Legal Virtual Forum, a two-day September event featuring industry leaders’ perspectives on the current regulatory and enforcement environments, lessons learned thus far, and much more.

Marlon Paz will speak on a

Monday, September 21, 2020
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This year’s virtual PLI program will cover accounting, disclosure and reporting relief related to COVID-19 for mid-sized and small reporting companies. Further discussions throughout the webinar include the standard-setting agenda of the FASB, updates on rulemaking, interpretive guidance, frequent comments, and enforcement actions emanating from the SEC.


The National Center of the Middle Market (NCMM) conducted a survey from March 12-23, 2020 of 400 strategic decision makers from life sciences companies in the United States and Canada. The report noted middle market life sciences companies, which include companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $1 billion, have experienced robust growth. Between

PIPE transactions continue to be a popular capital raising approach for companies.  Through July 31, 2020, companies have raised over $47.2 billion in 779 PIPE transactions.  Healthcare and life sciences companies raised almost $11 billion in PIPE transactions.  Technology and industrials companies also raised significant amounts of capital, totaling $10.1 billion and $9.2 billion, respectively.

Speaking at a recent PLI Investment Management Institute session, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Investment Management Director Nadia Blass provided a number of insights regarding future rulemaking.  Among other things, Division Director Blass noted some lessons learned as a result of the pandemic.  For example, she noted that during this period, it became evident

As we previously blogged, on April 16, 2020, The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) announced temporary relief from the bid price and market value of publicly-held shares listing requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, on May 1, 2020, Nasdaq adopted Nasdaq Rule 5636T, which provided an exception from certain shareholder approval rules for