On November 5, 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission proposed several amendments to Rule 14a-8 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The proposed amendments are intended to “recognize the significant changes that have taken place in our markets in the decades since these regulatory requirements were last revised….” This Legal Update discusses

November 4–6, 2019

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The Institute on Securities Regulation brings together the nation’s leading securities and corporate legal experts to deliver practical information, insights and real-world strategies and solutions to the challenges facing you and your clients today.  Mayer Brown along with the Practicing Law Institute

On October 16, 2019, the Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14K to provide additional guidance on shareholder proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This Legal Update describes this recent staff guidance and provides related practical considerations for

Thursday, October 24, 2019
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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

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,

Thursday, October 24, 2019
3:00PM-6:00PM

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