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

July 12, 2022 Webinar

11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

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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

On May 6, 2022, the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee will host a live meeting to discuss two recent long-awaited and controversial SEC proposals:  the SEC’s proposed rules on Climate-Related Disclosures and its proposed rules on SPACs, Shell Companies, and Projections.

Mayer Brown partner Anna Pinedo will provide testimony relating to, and

On March 21, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3:1 to propose new rules that, if adopted, would require public companies to, among other things, provide audited financial statements containing climate-related financial impact and expenditure metrics, report their greenhouse gas emissions, and disclose details of how climate change is affecting their businesses.

May 3, 2022 Webinar
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As financial institutions embark on environmental, social and governance initiatives and make ESG a fundamental component of their business models, the opportunities created are also accompanied by risk—including increasing pressure from regulators, investors and other stakeholders. Join Mayer Brown panelists where they will explore