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Ropes & Gray LLP
On June 14, 2018, speaking at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: Crypto event in San Francisco, William Hinman, Director of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, made news ...
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
If the name "Lender" sounds familiar, there is a good reason for it. The family patriarch, Harry Lender, founded "Lender's Bagels," which was the font of the family's wealth.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In our June 12 blog post, we reported on a potential acquisition in the cannabis industry...
Proskauer Rose LLP
At last week's Yahoo! All Markets Summit in Palo Alto, SEC Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman delivered a speech sure to send shockwaves through the crypto world.
Mayer Brown
At the Wall Street Journal's CFO Network annual meeting held in Washington DC on June 11, 2018, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton provided some insights on areas of focus for the Commission.
Mayer Brown
Today, the House Financial Services Committee advanced six bills for House consideration, including H.R. 5054, H.R. 5756, and H.R. 5877.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Le recours à la blockchain et l'utilisation de smart contracts peuvent-ils permettre de faire émerger de nouveaux modes de gouvernance ? Une réflexion détaillée conduit à en douter.
Mayer Brown
Chair Clayton recently provided Congressional testimony in connection with the review and approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission's funding.
Mayer Brown
Reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission was considering allowing companies that were undertaking IPOs to include mandatory arbitration provisions in their charters raised many concerns.
Mayer Brown
The SEC has proposed to amend its auditor independence rules in order to determine whether an auditor is independent if it has a lending relationship with certain shareholders of an audit client during its professional engagement period.
Mayer Brown
The MSCI released its Consultation on the Treatment of Unequal Voting Structures in the MSCI Equity Indexes soliciting input on index inclusion criteria relating to the shares of companies having a dual class structure.
Mayer Brown
On May 23, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed establishing a research report safe harbor for unaffiliated brokers or dealers that publish or distribute research reports that cover investment funds.
Mayer Brown
Early in 2018, the Nasdaq filed with the SEC an amendment that would update certain aspects of the Nasdaq shareholder approval rules, Rule 5635.
Mayer Brown
In two recent papers, including "Inside the ‘Black Box' of Private In-House Meetings," authors Robert M. Bowen, Shantanu Dutta, Songlian Tang, and PengCheng Zhu, consider the timing of trading ...
Mayer Brown
Congress has passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which principally addresses financial regulatory measures.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Supreme Court ruled today that, when a foreign government presents a formal submission to a federal court about the content of the government's own laws, the court should accord "respectful consideration" to the government's statements, but is not bound to grant them "conclusive effect."
Mayer Brown
On January 1, 2018, a European Union law regulating packaged retail insurance-based investment products went into effect targeting securities offered to retail investors by investment funds.
Mayer Brown
In a recent paper, authors Onur Bayar, Thomas J. Chemmaur and Paolo Fulghieri consider whether allowing insiders with nonpublic information to disclose such information prior to selling their securities.
Mayer Brown
The recently updated Securities and Exchange Commission agenda (see here and here) provides some insight on what to expect in upcoming months.
Mayer Brown
In recent remarks, Commissioner Peirce commented on capital formation, repeating some statistics about the decline in the number of IPOs in recent years and the relatively small number of public companies (about 4,500).
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Arnold & Porter
If there was ever a regulatory grace period for virtual currencies and blockchain technology, it is officially over.
Carlton Fields
As of this inaugural publication, there exists no uniformity with respect to how businesses that deal in virtual currencies (also known as "cryptocurrencies") such as Bitcoin are treated among the states.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Last November, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new enforcement policy. Under the new policy, businesses subject to the FCPA may avoid criminal liability by self-reporting wrongdoing, ...
Jones Day
The Situation: In what may indicate a sea change in terms of who the Department of Justice ("DOJ") is willing to pursue in False Claims Act cases, a private equity firm has been named as a co-defendant in a False Claims Act complaint, along with one of its portfolio companies.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Division of Risk and Analysis ("DERA") Director and Chief Economist Jeffrey H. Harris will step down from his position and return to academia on a full-time basis.
WilmerHale
In a speech delivered at last week's 2018 Baruch College Financial Reporting Conference, SEC Chief Accountant Wes Bricker discussed objectives of financial reporting and its importance to the markets.
Cooley LLP
According to a new report from the EY Center for Board Matters, 54% of the 2017 class of directors of Fortune 100 companies served in non-CEO roles and 40% were female.
Fenwick & West LLP
The Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018 brought together current and former senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice officials, securities enforcement...
Cooley LLP
As discussed in this PubCo post, both ISS and Glass Lewis recommended voting against a proposal to ratify the appointment of GE's auditor, KPMG, at the 2018 GE annual shareholders meeting...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This case stems from alleged misstatement made by Volkswagen Group of America Finance ("VWGoAF") in an Offering Memorandum governing the issuance of three sets of bonds.
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