As we previously blogged, on April 16, 2020, The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) announced temporary relief from the bid price and market value of publicly-held shares listing requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, on May 1, 2020, Nasdaq adopted Nasdaq Rule 5636T, which provided an exception from certain shareholder approval rules for

Kevin Gsell, Head of Legal Solutions & Partnerships at Nasdaq Private Markets, joined our annual session on late stage or pre-IPO private placements earlier this week.  As discussed during our session, as companies choose to remain private longer, and defer liquidity events, early investors and employees require liquidity opportunities.  In fact, in many cases, the

On June 8 and 12, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission had published in the Federal Register for comment several rule proposals from Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) that would apply to companies whose principal businesses are in “a jurisdiction that Nasdaq determines to have secrecy laws, blocking statutes, national security laws or other laws

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The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule filing from Nasdaq granting temporary relief from the shareholder approval requirements in respect of certain transactions. Nasdaq has adopted Listing Rule 5336T, which provides for limited relief from Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(d)

On May 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule filing from Nasdaq granting temporary relief from the shareholder approval requirements in respect of certain transactions.  Nasdaq has adopted Listing Rule 5336T, which provides for limited relief from Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(d) (“transactions other than public offerings”) and under certain limited circumstances a

On April 17, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved, with immediate effectiveness, the proposal filed by The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) to permit a longer period of time for Nasdaq-listed companies to regain compliance with the exchange’s bid price and market value of publicly-held shares continued listing requirements by tolling the compliance periods

Earlier this spring, the Nasdaq Stock Exchange (the “Nasdaq”) filed a proposed amendment (the “Amendment”) of its initial listing standards with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).  The SEC approved the changes to Nasdaq’s initial listing standards in July 2019, and these changes became effective this week, on August 5, 2019.

The Nasdaq amended