Foreign Private Issuers

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As the US capital markets are among the most liquid in the world, many foreign companies opt to go public in the United States. However, becoming a public company in the United States can be expensive and time-consuming. Registering as a foreign private issuer (“FPI”) allows foreign companies to access the US capital markets while

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In recent years, the SEC has continued to execute on its disclosure effectiveness initiative, which has its objective eliminating redundant and outdated disclosure requirements, as well as modernizing the requirements applicable to SEC-reporting companies. As a result, the SEC has adopted a number of

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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:

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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.

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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”).

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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