This practice note includes 10 practice tips that may help you, as counsel to a public company or a repurchase agent, in implementing a stock repurchase program on behalf of your client. A stock repurchase program enables a company to buy back a certain number of its outstanding securities. In recent years, the repurchase activity

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After much anticipation, on March 21, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted to propose rules that would require extensive reporting by public companies of climate change-related disclosure and related attestation, if adopted. In a departure from existing “principles-based” disclosure requirements rooted in materiality, the SEC

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Mayer Brown invites you to the Practising Law Institute’s Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2022 virtual conference.

Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2022 will cover the basics of private placements, resales of restricted securities, Section 4(a)(1-1/2) transactions and block trades. The program will

On March 21, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3:1, with only Commissioner Hester Peirce dissenting, to propose long-awaited rules that, if adopted, would require extensive reporting by public companies of climate change-related disclosure and related attestation (the “Proposal”). Comments on the Proposal are due 30 days after publication in the Federal

On March 9, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) aimed at enhancing and standardizing disclosure relating to cybersecurity risks and incidents. Under the existing regulatory framework, neither Regulation S-K nor Regulation S-X expressly requires that cybersecurity risk management procedures, cybersecurity risks or incidents be disclosed. However,

On March 9, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted 3-1 to propose new rules and amendments under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that would constitute the SEC’s first attempt to adopt specific rules to comprehensively regulate cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance and incident reporting for public companies (“registrants”). The stated goals

On February 10, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed amendments to Schedules 13D and 13G relating to beneficial ownership reports (the “Proposed Amendments”).

The Proposed Amendments are intended to modernize the rules that govern reporting on Schedules 13D and G by, among other things, making information available to the public in a

On February 10, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to Schedules 13D and 13G relating to beneficial ownership reports.  Section 13D requires disclosure by investors of the accumulation of significant positions in, or of certain increases in such positions in, the equity securities of public companies.  Section 13G requires disclosures by certain passive

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What if the De-SPAC Did Not Yield Sufficient Growth Capital? Or Result in a Liquid Stock? The transformative de-SPACing process is complete and you are a newly public company—now what? Maybe as a result of a higher level of redemptions, or a smaller accompanying

On January 27, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to reopen the comment period on the pay versus performance rule that it proposed in 2015 (2015 Proposal). The proposed rule being contemplated would require SEC reporting companies to make expanded disclosure of the relationship between executive pay and a company’s financial performance.