On March 24, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted interim final rules to implement portions of the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (the HFCA Act), which was signed into law by President Trump on December 18, 2020. As explained in an earlier Mayer Brown Legal Update, the HFCA Act aims to

During its recent meeting, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) approved a recommendation to the SEC regarding minority and underserved community inclusion in investment and financial services.  The Committee previously held a panel discussion on September 24, 2020, which focused on how minority community inclusion in investment and financial services is

In another step toward the integration of climate factors into the US corporate disclosure landscape, Acting Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Allison Herren Lee, issued a request for public input on climate change disclosures on March 15, 2021.

The request seeks input relating to 15 climate-related disclosure topics, including:

  • specific disclosure

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On March 3, 2021, the Division of Examinations of the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced its 2021 examination priorities, which, as in previous years, provide insight into its risk-based approach for the year with respect to the entities it examines. In this Legal Update, we discuss the announced priorities applicable to investment advisers

On March 9, 2021, the Corporation Finance Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated its guidance in Disclosure Topic No. 7 for preserving confidential treatment of exhibits redacted pursuant to an SEC confidential treatment order (CTO) that is about to expire.

CTOs are becoming more rare. Most companies obtain confidential treatment without a

On March 11, 2021, the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee convened and hosted a panel discussion regarding special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).  The panel aimed to shed light on the recent increase in SPAC activity, the risks associated with this increased activity, and potential policy implications.

Acting SEC Chair Allison Lee delivered opening remarks.  She noted

On March 10, 2021, the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) published an Investor Alert cautioning investors not to make SPAC-related investment decisions based on celebrity involvement alone.  With media coverage of celebrity involvement in SPACs dominating the news cycle for the past week, the OIEA warns investors of the particular risks associated