January 26, 2022 Webinar
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
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Various academic studies and some well-publicized sales by corporate executives made pursuant to 10b5-1 trading plans have drawn media scrutiny and attention from legislators, prompting calls for the SEC to take a closer look at the area. In addition, issuer share repurchase programs have

January 11, 2022 | PLI Webinar
3:00pm – 4:00pm EST
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Mayer Brown partners, Brian Hirshberg and Christina Thomas, will discuss US Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) disclosures, issues and recent developments for foreign private issuers (“FPIs”) during this Practising Law Institute briefing. Key topics to be addressed, among others, include:

  • Areas of focus

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final amendments to its rules on December 2, 2021 to implement the requirements in the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act of 2020.  Although for the foreseeable future, the majority of the new rules are expected only to affect SEC registrants whose operations are based in China or

The SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (“OASB”) recently issued its 2021 Annual Report (the “Report”), which reviews the capital raising activities of a variety of companies, from startups and emerging businesses to smaller public companies. The OASB, together with the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, provided updated data

On December 20, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance (“Division”) issued the Sample Letter (“Letter”) to companies based or having the majority of their operations in the People’s Republic of China (“China-based Companies”). The Letter requires China-based Companies to disclose in their public filings “more prominent, specific and tailored” risks

On December 15, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued proposed amendments to its existing rules regarding disclosures about purchases of an issuer’s equity securities by or on behalf of the issuer or an affiliated purchaser, commonly referred to as “buybacks.” The Proposed Amendments would apply to issuers that repurchase securities registered

On December 15, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed amendments (the “proposal”) to Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and related disclosure obligations for public companies. The proposal would (i) add new conditions to the availability of the affirmative defense to insider trading liability contained in

In their article Insider Giving in Duke Law Journal, S. Burcu Avci, Cindy A. Schipani, H. Nejat Seyhun, and Andrew Verstein, use their dataset to illustrate the scope, strategies, and effects of insider giving.  In this context, insider giving refers to shareholders with inside information and/or the ability to backdate their gifts donating securities to