The SEC announced an open meeting for March 6, 2024 to vote and consider adoption of final climate-related disclosure requirements for public companies. This comes after nearly two years since the SEC first proposed its controversial rules. Based on public statements from SEC representatives, it appears that the SEC will consider rules that do not

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that on February 27, 2023, the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting, which will be webcast. The SEC Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation will provide an overview of its 2023 report, about which we previously blogged. The Committee will then

Climate disclosure regulations are among the most significant and complex challenges faced by companies and boards, with a variety of requirements emanating this year from numerous governmental authorities and non-governmental organizations. This Mayer Brown white paper offers a thumbnail sketch of key features and differences of a dozen authorities, followed by considerations for boards concerning

As we previously blogged, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (OASB) recently published its Annual Report (the “Report”), which includes data on public offerings undertaken between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 provided by the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.  Companies raised approximately

This practice note discusses the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (the HFCAA), which affects the securities of certain foreign companies listed on U.S. markets and requires them to submit documentation and disclosures to the SEC and the PCAOB. The HFCAA aims to address the regulatory challenge posed by Chinese law that prevents the PCAOB from

This practice note discusses market trends on how public companies disclose their political contributions, or “political spending,” as part of their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The note provides sample disclosures from recent periodic reports and analyzes the potential benefits and risks of political spending for public companies. The note also examines the increasing

In this MB Microtalk video, Mayer Brown’s Andrew Noreuil discusses the recent final amendments to certain beneficial ownership rules under the Exchange Act, and the impact of those changes on the reporting of beneficial ownership on Schedules 13D and 13G.

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This practice note examines some of the common issues and comments that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff may raise in its review of registration statements filed for initial public offerings (IPOs). The note provides guidance on how to prepare the prospectus and respond to SEC staff comments, with a focus on topics