The 2022 update to the Sixth Edition of Corporate Finance and the Securities Laws was recently published by Wolters Kluwer.

The update includes discussions of the recent regulatory approach to digital currencies, the accounting and disclosure consequences of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine and subsequent sanctions, the unexpected SEC staff position regarding Rule 15c2-11

On 10 November 2022, the EU Parliament adopted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (“CSRD”). The EU Council is expected to adopt the CSRD on 28 November 2022, after which it will be published in the Official Journal. The CSRD will then enter into force 20 days after publication and EU member states will have 18

On October 25, SEC Commissioner Mark Uyeda spoke at the Georgetown Law Hotel and Lodging Summit sharing his view on SEC-mandated climate change disclosures. While the Commissioner acknowledged the robust public response to rules regarding climate change disclosure proposed by the SEC (see our Legal Update, “US SEC Proposes Rules Regarding ESG for Certain

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court decided West Virginia et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, holding that the EPA lacks authority under Section 7411(d) of the Clean Air Act to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants through “generation shifting,” i.e., increasing the use of cleaner energy sources like wind and

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Medium-term note (“MTN”) programs are continuous offering programs that allow issuers to offer debt securities in an efficient and expedited manner. MTN programs have unique documentation laid out at the launch, which differs from benchmark underwritten offerings. Most MTN programs have the

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has come under increased scrutiny following its widely anticipated proposed rules that would require extensive reporting by public companies of climate change-related disclosures and related attestations.

On April 25, 2022, a group of professors of law and finance submitted a comment letter raising questions concerning the proposed rules.

At an open meeting yesterday, May 25, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved two new proposals that will impact the fund and investment management industry. One of the proposals is directed solely at registered funds and business development companies (BDCs), while the other applies to registered funds, BDCs, registered investment advisers (RIAs)

In a little over a month’s time, the Superior Court of California (the “Superior Court”) struck down both AB 979 and SB 826, California’s two board diversity statutes. SB 826 required that a public company whose principal executive offices are located in California have a certain number of female directors on its board of directors.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rulemaking process has received much attention under Chair Gensler’s leadership not only because of the volume and substance of proposed rules, but also because of the relatively short comment periods allotted for the public to respond pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act process. As just one example of

Underscoring the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures, the SEC has charged Vale S.A., a publicly traded Brazilian mining company, with making false and misleading claims about the safety of its dams prior to the January 2019 collapse of its Brumadinho dam. This Legal Update highlights allegations