On May 21, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments (Amended Rules) to financial statement disclosures with respect to business acquisitions and dispositions required by Regulation S-X’s Rule 3-05 (Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired or to be Acquired), Rule 3-14 (Special Instructions for Real Estate Operations to be Acquired),

On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved  bipartisan legislation (the “bill”) that would amend Section 104 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  The bill would require that Chinese companies that have a class of securities listed or quoted on stock exchanges in the United States could be delisted by such exchanges for, among

Not deterred by the pandemic, the Securities and Exchange Commission seems to be continuing its work tackling the items on the regulatory agenda.  Today, the SEC announced that adopted amendments to its requirements related to disclosures for acquisitions and dispositions.  We had previously blogged and written about these proposals.

The amendments affect Regulation S-X, including

The Securities and Exchange Commission will host the 39th annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation virtually on June 18, 2020.  The Forum will be live streamed.  It will focus on the challenges faced by small businesses in the current environment.  Sessions also will address women-owned, minority-owned, and rural businesses and their investors and

This Lexis Practice Advisor: First Analysis article discusses the final rule amendments adapted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that modernize the offering related provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and the communications safe harbors available to business development companies (BDCs) and closed-end funds (CEFs), including interval

On May 14, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved, with immediate effectiveness, a rule filing from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) granting temporary relief from the shareholder approval requirements under Section 312.03 and 303A.08 through June 30, 2020.  The relief is made available to any NYSE-listed company that would incur a material

The New York Stock Exchange has filed with the SEC a proposed rule filing to provide for temporary relief through June 30, 2020 from the application of certain shareholder approval requirements under Section 312.03 and 303A.08.  The proposed rules would provide NYSE-listed companies that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and that would like to

On May 12, 2020, Steven Peikin, the Co-Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement (the “Division”), remotely presented a keynote address at the Securities Enforcement Forum summarizing actions that the Division has taken in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mr. Peikin emphasized that COVID-19-related enforcement matters are a top priority for the

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced another meeting of its Investor Advisory Committee.  The virtual public meeting will be open to the public and webcast on May 21, 2020 starting at 10:00 am Eastern Time.  The Committee’s agenda includes a panel discussion regarding index funds, and a panel discussion regarding credit rating agencies.

The

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The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule filing from Nasdaq granting temporary relief from the shareholder approval requirements in respect of certain transactions. Nasdaq has adopted Listing Rule 5336T, which provides for limited relief from Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(d)