Foreign Private Issuers

January 11, 2022 | PLI Webinar
3:00pm – 4:00pm EST
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Mayer Brown partners, Brian Hirshberg and Christina Thomas, will discuss US Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) disclosures, issues and recent developments for foreign private issuers (“FPIs”) during this Practising Law Institute briefing. Key topics to be addressed, among others, include:

  • Areas of focus

On December 15, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued proposed amendments to its existing rules regarding disclosures about purchases of an issuer’s equity securities by or on behalf of the issuer or an affiliated purchaser, commonly referred to as “buybacks.” The Proposed Amendments would apply to issuers that repurchase securities registered

On August 26, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved an amendment to Rule 314 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual in connection with the review and approval of related party transactions.  As we previously blogged, earlier this year the NYSE amended certain of its shareholder approval rules, including those relating to

Portfolio 5507 discusses the securities laws applicable to foreign private issuers that access the U.S. capital markets and the integrated disclosure system.

This most recent edition includes updates for foreign private issuers, and the financial intermediaries that work with foreign private issuers, in connection with public offerings and exempt offerings.

The portfolio has been updated

In this article published in The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, we discuss the implications of the SEC’s recent actions to modernize and simplify disclosure requirements applicable to foreign private issuers (“FPIs”).

See full article here.

Recently, a bipartisan bill was introduced in Congress that would require that U.S. listed foreign companies provide U.S. regulators access to accounting records tied to audit reports.

The Ensuring Quality Information and Transparency for Abroad-Based Listings on our Exchanges Act, or the EQUITABLE Act, would prohibit the listing of the securities of foreign companies whose

Author Yuliya Guseva in her paper titled “The SEC and Foreign Private Issuers: A Path to Optimal Enforcement,” reviews SEC enforcement actions against foreign private issuers between 2005 and 2016 and considers developments following the Supreme Court’s Morrison decision.  Guseva notes that following Morrison, federal courts have narrowed the application of Exchange

On January 10, 2019, the staff of NYSE Regulation released its annual memorandum detailing important rules and policies applicable to listed companies. The memorandum provides helpful reminders for issuers (noting important rule differences for domestic and foreign private issuers) with securities listed on the NYSE and also highlights new compliance items. In particular, as previously

On December 10, 2018, Representative K. Michael Conway introduced H.R. 7234, a new bill entitled “Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act” that seeks to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  The bill requires each “covered issuer” to disclose annually to the SEC the (1) provisions of laws or rules in foreign jurisdictions that prevent the PCAOB

On Friday, the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton, the Commission’s Chief Accountant Wes Bricker, and the Chairman of the PCAOB William Duhnke issued a statement reaffirming the significance to the capital markets of high quality and reliable financial statements, which, in turn, depend on the reliability of financial statements, quality audit