Disclosure Requirements

In a statement today, the Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance commented on the relatively new Form 8-K Item 1.05 requirement.  Last summer when the SEC adopted the final rules relating to cybersecurity incidents, the rules included a new requirement under Item 1.05 of Form 8-K relating to the occurrence of an incident

On May 17, 2024, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Erik Gerding, and the Chief Accountant, Paul Munter, issued a statement regarding International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 19, Subsidiaries without Public Accountability:  Disclosures, or IFRS 19. 

What is IFRS 19?  IFRS 19 allows certain subsidiaries of reporting

In this MB Microtalk video, Mayer Brown’s Larry Cunningham goes over governance and management related disclosure requirements in the SEC’s recently finalized climate disclosure rules.

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The SEC paused implementation of the climate-related disclosure rules in the face of significant legal challenges.  The rules would impose substantial disclosure mandates on companies, including concerning the costs of extreme weather events, corporate strategies for addressing climate change, corporate governance procedures and, for certain companies, greenhouse gas emissions.

The SEC had proposed the rules

The Fifth Circuit restored the SEC’s climate disclosure regulations today after an administrative stay (see the alert on the stay here).

The Fifth Circuit decision to lift the stay follows after yesterday’s announcement that the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will hear a case consolidating nine of the lawsuits across the

In this MB microtalk video, Mayer Brown’s Jen Carlson discusses practical considerations for companies implementing the SEC’s new climate-change disclosure rules, such as conducting gap analyses, reviewing disclosure controls and ICFR considerations.

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After much anticipation, on March 6, 2024, the US Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt final rules that require reporting by public companies of climate change-related disclosure. While the final rules differ from the SEC’s controversial proposed rules in significant ways

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted new rules that require public companies to disclose substantial information about the material impacts of climate-related risks on their business, financial condition, and governance (the “Final Rules”).  The SEC says that “climate-related risks, their impacts, and a public company’s response to those risks can significantly affect

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted (in a 3-2 vote) final rules related to climate-related disclosures.  These rules had first been proposed in March 2022.  In his opening remarks, SEC Chair Gensler noted that the climate-change related disclosure rules will apply to public companies and to public offerings, and are intended to benefit investors by