SEC Chair Clayton has noted in many public remarks that the growth of the private capital markets have outpaced the U.S. public markets.  Many of the most promising companies now choose to defer their IPOs and remain private, raising capital in successive exempt offerings.  While the JOBS Act brought about a number of changes to,

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Please join Mayer Brown at IFR’s US ECM Roundtable 2019. Now in its eighth year, the event will bring together a panel of the most senior ECM practitioners to assess the current state of the market, discuss the latest trends and developments and provide an outlook for the remainder of

On September 6, 2019, the Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced a significant change to its process with respect to reviewing no-action requests submitted to the Division pursuant to Rule 14a-8 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  This Legal Update discusses the change and related

Our latest market trends article discusses Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I and Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14J of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission, both of which provide guidance with respect to shareholder proposals submitted for inclusion in company proxy statements pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced an increase in the filing fees to be paid by public companies and other issuers during the SEC’s 2020 fiscal year. Effective October 1, 2019, the filing fee rate will increase approximately 7.1 percent from the current rate of $121.20 per million dollars to $129.80 per

With the increased concentration of share ownership by institutional investors over the past several decades, the influence of proxy advisory firms on shareholder votes has grown dramatically, all while the proxy regulatory process has become more complex. Against this background, the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued two interpretive releases on August 21, 2019. This

At an open meeting today, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidance to assist investment advisers in fulfilling their proxy voting responsibilities in using the services of a proxy advisory firm, and provided guidance on proxy voting disclosures under Investment Company Act forms.  The Commission also issued an interpretation of Exchange Act Rule 14a-1(l) that

In this Lexis Practice Advisor® Practice Note, we discuss the proposed amendments issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 9, 2019 to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions in Rule 12b-2 (Rule 12b-2) (17 C.F.R. § 240.12b-2) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act).

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an open meeting for August 21st in order to consider: guidance regarding the proxy voting responsibilities of investment advisers under Rule 206(4)-6 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as well as to consider whether to publish an interpretation and related guidance regarding the applicability of certain rules, which

Earlier this month, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee passed, with overwhelming bi-partisan support, three bills to promote gender, racial and ethnic diversity on corporate boards. Although there has been progress in diversifying board representation in recent years, the rate of change is slow. The Alliance for Board Diversity reported that among Fortune 500 companies,