Thursday, October 22, 2020
1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
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Many companies are seeking alternatives to the traditional IPO, and considering merging into a SPAC, or a reverse merger. For life sciences companies, reverse merger transactions have become a popular alternative approach to going public. Merging into a public life sciences company that has

Webinar Event
October 13, 2020, 4:30pm EDT
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This year’s US ECM Roundtable will be held as a virtual two-part series, which will bring together senior market professionals to assess current themes in the industry and provide an outlook for the future.

The second session, SPACs Boom onto the Market in 2020 as

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. SEC adopted amendments to the requirements for statistical disclosures that bank and savings and loan registrants provide to investors. The rules rescind Industry Guide 3, Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies (Guide 3); codify certain Guide 3 disclosures into a new Subpart 1400 of Regulation S-K; eliminate other Guide

On September 23, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to Rule 14a-8 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The amendments will generally be effective for shareholders’ meetings to be held on or after January 1, 2022. This Legal Update provides background and details on the amendments and notes practical considerations

On September 23, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to Exchange Act Rule 14a-8, the shareholder-proposal rule, which we summarize below.

Ownership threshold for submission. The amendments create a range of the amount of a company’s securities required to be held in order to submit a shareholder proposal, permitting shareholders to submit a

The National Center of the Middle Market (NCMM) conducted a survey from March 12-23, 2020 of 400 strategic decision makers from life sciences companies in the United States and Canada. The report noted middle market life sciences companies, which include companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $1 billion, have experienced robust growth. Between

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it will hold an open meeting on September 16, 2020, which will be webcast.  The meeting agenda has one item; the SEC will “consider whether to modernize and enhance the efficiency of the shareholder-proposal process for the benefit of all shareholders by adopting amendments to certain procedural requirements

As we have previously blogged, public companies are now required to describe critical audit matters (CAMs) in their publicly filed auditor reports.  CAMs inform investors and other financial statement users of matters arising from the audit that required especially challenging, subjective, or complex auditor judgment, and how the auditor responded to those matters.  As such,

On August 6, 2020, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (“Working Group”) released its Report on Protecting United States Investors from Significant Risks from Chinese Companies (“Report”). The Working Group is chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury, and includes the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Chairman