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Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act Makes Significant Changes to Capital Formation, Disclosure and Registration Requirements
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act makes significant changes to the capital formation, disclosure and registration requirements applicable to many companies.
United States
16 Apr 2012
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Dodd-Frank Mine Safety Rules
Section 1503 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires all issuers that are operators, or that have a subsidiary that is an operator, of a coal or other mine, as defined under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (MSHA), to make mine safety disclosures in periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MSHA defines "operator" to include the operator, supervisor or controller of a mine (along with independent contractors performing ser
United States
31 Jan 2012
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SEC Issues Guidance on Disclosure Obligations Relating to Cybersecurity Risks and Cyber Incidents
In light of the increased dependence on digital technologies by public companies and the increasing frequency and severity of cyber incidents, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued guidance on October 13, 2011, regarding the disclosure obligations of public companies relating to cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents.
United States
11 Nov 2011
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US SEC to Slightly Decrease Filing Fees
On August 31, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a slight reduction in the filing fees to be paid by public companies and other issuers effective October 1, 2011.
United States
21 Sep 2011
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US Securities and Exchange Commission Proposes to Remove References to Credit Ratings from Certain Securities Act and Exchange Act Rules and Forms
On February 9, 2011, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in Release No. 33-9186; 34-63874, proposed removing references to credit ratings from nationally recognized statistical rating agencies (NRSROs) in certain of its rules and forms under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1034, as amended (the Exchange Act).
United States
25 Feb 2011
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FASB Revises its Proposal Regarding Disclosure of Loss Contingencies
On July 20, 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") issued an exposure draft that revises its July 2008 exposure draft concerning revisions to the requirements for disclosure of certain loss contingencies set forth in Topic 450 ("Contingencies") of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification ("Topic 450").
United States
21 Sep 2010
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Corporate Governance and Disclosure Implications of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") was signed by President Obama on July 21, 2010.
United States
23 Jul 2010
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US SEC to Substantially Increase Filing Fees; Certain Transaction Fees Also to Increase
On April 30, 2010, the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced a substantial increase in the filing fees paid by registrants and an increase in the transaction fees paid in connection with purchases or sales of securities on stock exchanges. The SEC is required to adjust these fee rates annually pursuant to the Investor and Capital Markets Fee Relief Act.
United States
13 May 2010
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Impact of FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification on Filings by U.S. Public Companies
On June 30, 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 168, "The FASB Accounting Standards Codification and the Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles – a replacement of FASB Statement No. 162" (the “FASB Codification”).
United States
8 Sep 2009
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US SEC Filing Fees to Increase Substantially; Certain Transaction Fees to Decrease
On April 30, 2009, the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced a substantial increase in the filing fees paid by registrants and a substantial decrease in the transaction fees paid in connection with purchases or sales of securities on stock exchanges.
United States
8 May 2009
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SEC´s Notice and Access Delivery Method of Proxy Materials Necessitates Caution Regarding ERISA 404(c) Plans
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Notice and Access rules (also known as the "E-Proxy" rules), which became effective on January 1, 2009, give all public companies the option to forego the traditional method of mailing proxy materials to shareholders and instead to use the "notice and access model," whereby such materials are primarily made available via the Internet.
United States
25 Feb 2009
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Preparing For 2009 Proxy And Annual Report Season
As 2008 comes to a close, public companies with calendar year-ends should be planning their proxy statements and annual reports on Form 10-K. Set forth below are some issues to keep in mind when preparing these annual disclosures.
United States
24 Dec 2008
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NYSE And NASDAQ Amend Director Independence Bright Line Tests
The New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Stock Market have modified several of their bright line tests for determining director independence pursuant to their respective corporate governance listing standards.
United States
18 Aug 2008
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SEC Proposes To Revise Registration Statement Eligibility Requirements And Various Securities Act Rules To Eliminate Reliance On Credit Ratings
On June 25, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed revisions to the eligibility requirements for various registration statement forms that are used by domestic and foreign issuers to register the offer and sale of securities under the Securities Act of 1933.
United States
15 Jul 2008
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SEC Again Defers Compliance Date For Auditor Attestation Reports By Non-Accelerated Filers
On June 20, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted rules that again defer the compliance date for independent auditor attestation reports with respect to the internal control over financial reporting requirements by non-accelerated filers required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the SEC's rules thereunder.
United States
10 Jul 2008
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Proposed Revisions To SEC Cross-Border Tender Offer, Exchange Offer And Business Combination Rules
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently issued a release proposing rule changes aimed at expanding and improving the utility of the SEC’s cross-border exemptions for international business combination transactions.
United States
27 Jun 2008
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SEC’s Division Of Corporation Finance Issues Consolidated and Updated Interpretations On Form 8-K
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance has posted a consolidated set of interpretations on the filing requirements for Current Reports on Form 8-K, as last updated April 10, 2008.
United States
29 Apr 2008
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SEC Proposes Foreign Issuer Reporting Enhancements
The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed amendments to the rules relating to foreign private issuers. The amendments are intended to improve accessibility to the US public capital markets for these issuers, and to enhance information that is available to investors.
United States
24 Apr 2008
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SEC Disclosures With Respect To Fair Value Measurements
In March 2008, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission sent a letter identifying a number of disclosure issues that public companies may wish to consider in preparing Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) for their upcoming quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.
United States
24 Apr 2008
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SEC Revises Form S-11 to Permit Historical Incorporation by Reference
On April 10, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued Release No. 33-8909, in which it announced that it had amended Form S-11 to permit the incorporation by reference of reports and other documents that issuers previously filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Form S-11 is used to register offerings of securities under the Securities Act of 1933 by real estate investment trusts and other issuers whose business is primarily that of acquiring and holding for investment real e
United States
24 Apr 2008
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