In this MB Microtalk video, Mayer Brown Partner, Christina Thomas, discusses the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rules on cybersecurity risks and incident disclosures, which, if adopted, will require companies to report information relating to cybersecurity incidents and cybersecurity risk management strategy.

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Underwriting agreements and purchase agreements typically require the delivery of one or more comfort letters as a condition to pricing and closing a securities offering. In this brief Practical Guidance video, Mayer Brown partner, Ryan Castillo, discusses practices pointers that can help in reviewing and negotiating comfort letters. Watch the full video.

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In this practice note, we discuss market trends in capital markets and securities-related considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. It describes how the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) addressed the effects of the pandemic through exemptive orders and guidance and discusses key disclosure matters, including risk factors, management’s discussion and analysis of financial position and

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We updated our popular series and published a new compendium. It includes brief discussions in plain English on popular financing methodologies, securities law issues, and practice pointers. With over 170 pages of content, the compendium is available online now to print. See also the tab on the left.

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As the US capital markets are among the most liquid in the world, many foreign companies opt to go public in the United States. However, becoming a public company in the United States can be expensive and time-consuming. Registering as a foreign private issuer (“FPI”) allows foreign companies to access the US capital markets while

What do bankruptcy, mine safety violations, change in control and asset acquisition have in common?  Each may trigger a public company’s obligation to file a Form 8-K.  All U.S. reporting companies are responsible for filing Forms 8-K with the SEC to disclose recent material transactions or occurrences.  What reportable events trigger a Form 8-K filing? 

This practice note provides 10 practice points to consider in drafting and negotiating lock-up agreements. In connection with securities offerings, the underwriters or placement agents generally negotiate a lock-up agreement with the issuer, as well as with the issuer’s directors, officers, and, in the case of initial public offerings, control persons and other stockholders. Lock-up

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