Disclosure Requirements

The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance today published CF Disclosure Topic No. 9 providing the Staff’s current views regarding disclosure and securities law obligations that companies should consider in connection with the coronavirus and related market and business disruptions.  The guidance can be found here.

A Legal Update will follow shortly reviewing the guidance.

On March 2, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to Rules 3-10 and 3-16 of Regulation S-X that simplify and streamline the financial disclosures required in registered debt offerings involving guaranteed or collateralized debt securities.

Read our Legal Update here.

The heads of the SEC Enforcement Division, in remarks today, reminded market participants of the need to keep a close eye on the persons that may have material nonpublic information.  In the remarks, they noted, “[f]or example, in these dynamic circumstances, corporate insiders are regularly learning new material nonpublic information that may hold an even

On March 2, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to the financial disclosure requirements in Rules 3-10 and 3-16 of Regulation S-X, applicable to registered debt offerings involving guaranteed or collateralized securities.  The amendments are intended to improve the quality of disclosure to investors, and encourage issuers to conduct debt offerings with

A U.S. reporting company that produces, distills and markets alcoholic beverages, such as vodkas, whiskeys, tequilas, gins and beer, and that has shares and American Depositary Shares listed on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange, respectively, is the subject of a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) order. Throughout its 2014 fiscal

On January 30, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission provided guidance regarding the disclosure of key performance indicators and metrics used in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A) section of SEC filings. This commission-level guidance, which reflects the SEC’s interpretation of existing MD&A requirements, becomes effective on

In remarks last week, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Clayton discussed the SEC’s proposed amendments to streamline and modernize the requirements for Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) disclosures.  The proposed amendments continue the SEC’s progress with its disclosure effectiveness initiative.

Chair Clayton also commented on other areas of disclosure and rulemaking focus, including, among others: 

On December 18, 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules for the reporting of certain payments by resource extraction issuers, its third attempt to promulgate rules mandated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Comments are due by March 16, 2020. This Legal Update provides further detail on the

On November 18, 2019, Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) Commissioner Robert Jackson sent a letter to Representative Carolyn Maloney attributing the lack of public disclosure regarding the political spending habits of public companies to the influence of institutional investors. Commissioner Jackson publicly supported imposing corporate political spending disclosure requirements on public companies prior to