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Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 29 September 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted a directive for disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 15 July 2014, ESMA published consultation papers on draft technical standards and draft technical advice under the Market Abuse Regulation.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 10 July 2014, ESMA published final guidelines relating to financial information enforcement action undertaken by competent authorities under the Transparency Directive.
McGuireWoods LLP
"It is difficult to overstate how much the regulatory landscape for hedge fund managers has changed over the past four years." So said Norm Champ.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Several amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law went into effect on August 1, 2014, most notably amendments to Section 251(h).
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The SEC guidance states that this verification safe harbour cannot be relied upon if the IRS form for the recently completed year is not yet available.
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
In a 5-4 ruling on June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court held that private business owners have protection against government regulation under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
McGuireWoods LLP
On October 10, 2014, Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an opinion assessing damages in In re: Rural/Metro Corporation Shareholders Litigation.
McGuireWoods LLP
Private foundations are subject to an excise tax on their net investment income under the special tax rules that apply to private foundations.
Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green
According to a recent study, 64% of the companies surveyed contributed more to charitable causes in 2013 than in 2010.
Fenwick & West LLP
On October 15, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services published its draft policy changes for 2015 and opened a public comment period ending October 29, 2014.
McDermott Will & Emery
Since 2012, the U.S. initial public offering market has offered a robust option for private equity sponsors seeking to exit portfolio company investments.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The SEC recently announced that the annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation will be held on November 20th at the SEC in Washington.
McGuireWoods LLP
As the fourth quarter gets underway, most mergers and acquisitions that will close in 2014 have kicked off and are moving forward into the documentation stage.
TMF Group
Our American business expert recommends using a registered agent when operating in multiple jurisdictions in the US; here’s why.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In a number of posts, we have highlighted how corporate cybersecurity risks have become a leading concern for directors.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
In today’s increasingly heightened enforcement environment, internal investigations have become more prevalent, as companies seek to prevent and mitigate improper conduct.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
FINRA filed proposed rule changes with the SEC addressing when broker-dealers may pay referral fees or otherwise share compensation with persons who are not registered as broker-dealers.
On October 10, 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a decision awarding nearly $76 million in damages against a seller’s financial advisor.
Venable LLP
The Association for Corporate Growth is having a kick-off meeting / conference call for its SEC Task Force/Regulatory Group this Wednesday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
The SEC has adopted amendments to Rule 506 under the Securities Act of 1933 that permit general solicitation and general advertising in securities offerings under this exemption from securities registration provided all purchasers are accredited investors.
Jones Day
Forum-selection and choice-of-law clauses control every aspect of the parties' respective obligations and liabilities undertaken on a project.
A recent antitrust enforcement decision by the DOJ has introduced a new and unprecedented risk into efforts by private equity firms to manage their portfolio companies.
The IRS and Treasury Department announced a number of new regulations intended to make it more difficult to qualify for tax advantages associated with inversion transactions.
McGuireWoods LLP
A letter of intent is frequently used by buyers and sellers to memorialize their agreement on the material terms of a transaction.
Reed Smith
A contract that I recently analyzed and a blog post that I recently read gave me inspiration to do a post about notwithstanding.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
A recent online edition of New York Magazine’s "Daily Intelligencer" includes a comprehensive article on how Silicon Valley startup tech companies using "the 1099 model" may be exposed to employment, tax and benefit law liabilities that could drive them out of business or cause them to change to a W-2 model.
Venable LLP
There is a wide array of ways in which nonprofit organizations can combine, affiliate, or otherwise come together.
Dentons (US)
American venture capital investment firms and entrepreneurs from abroad are disappointed by Congress's failure to enact the long-promised Startup Visa.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn
Broker-dealers using social media for business purposes face new scrutiny from FINRA, which has issued two detailed Regulatory Notices and a new rule on electronic communications with the public.
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