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Investors Want More Standardized Sustainability Disclosures
According to this recent study from consulting firm McKinsey, investors want to see a different kind of sustainability reporting.
United States
21 Aug 2019
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How Should We Engage With Investors On Sustainability?
In this report, Change the Conversation: Redefining How Companies Engage Investors on Sustainability, sustainability nonprofit Ceres provides some guidance on how companies should best engage with their investors on the issue of sustainability.
United States
26 Feb 2019
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CII Advises On Disclosure Of Board Evaluation Processes
CII emphasizes that its focus is disclosure of the evaluation process, not confidential details about the specific board or director evaluations.
United States
1 Feb 2019
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New Reporting Standard For Human Capital Management
As discussed in this PubCo post, human capital management has become a significant concern of institutional investors.
United States
20 Dec 2018
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Data Law In A Global Digital Economy
Cooley cyber/data/privacy vice chair Boris Segalis will be speaking on the Contractual Data Governance panel at this event.
United States
29 Oct 2018
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Republican Nominee To SEC Confirmed
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Elad Roisman as SEC Commissioner, replacing Republican Commissioner Michael Piwowar.
United States
7 Sep 2018
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Q2 2018 Quarterly VC Update: Stephen Kraus On The State Of Venture Capital Investing
In conjunction with our Q2 Venture Financing Report, I sat down with Stephen Kraus from Bessemer Venture Partners to get his take on the state of venture capital investing.
United States
7 Sep 2018
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UK Product Safety Regulator Publishes Detailed Strategy For The Future – Opportunities And Challenges For Innovative Companies
Today, the new UK Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published its detailed strategy paper, outlining its plans and priorities for its future activities.
UK
20 Aug 2018
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Croatia Hits Winner In Extra Time; Signs Up To EC AI Strategy
The European Commission recently announced that Croatia has become the last Member State to sign the Declaration of Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence.
Croatia
31 Jul 2018
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AI'll Be There For You: European Commission Appoints Expert Group To Advise On AI
On 14 June 2018, the European Commission appointed a High-Level Expert Group on AI to support the implementation of the Commission's strategy on AI and act as the steering group for the newly-established AI Alliance.
European Union
25 Jul 2018
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Merrill Lynch Comments On The Current U.S. Economy´s Striking Similarities To The Late 1980s
Merrill Lynch economists David Rosenberg and Neil Dutta have prepared a fascinating analysis comparing a number of current economic indicators with those from the late 1980s.
United States
31 Oct 2007
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S&P Warns A Big Increase In Debt Defaults Is Coming
In an article entitled "Defaults wave to hit corporate US," the Financial Times reports that Standard & Poor's is predicting that $35 billion in corporate debt will go into default by the end of 2008. This is similar to the view taken by Moody's, reported in a recent post.
United States
20 Sep 2007
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Finally… Final 409A Regulations
On April 10, 2007, the Department of Treasury and the IRS issued final regulations under Code Section 409A. As discussed in our prior Cooley Alerts, Section 409A covers a wide range of nonqualified deferred compensation plans and arrangements (including stock option grants and separation arrangements).
United States
10 May 2007
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Second Liens And Intercreditor Agreements: Are Those Bankruptcy Voting Provisions Really Enforceable?
In this post I look at the second lien phenomenon and then discuss an interesting new case addressing whether a fairly common intercreditor agreement provision -- giving a senior lender the right to vote a second lien lender's claim in bankruptcy -- will actually be enforced.
United States
19 Apr 2007
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International Newsletter - Tapping The Brazilian Market: Sales Agent Or Distributor?
A variety of business structures are available for gaining access to international markets, including sales made via foreign distributors, sales agents or a direct sales force. Many factors come into play in determining which structure is the most appropriate, such as legal and tax issues, the business and cultural environment of the target market and the US company's degree of familiarity with that environment.
Brazil
12 Mar 2007
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DOL Eases Investment Diversification Notice Requirement For Certain Plans
On December 20, 2007, the Department of Labor ("DOL") released Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2006-03 (the "FAB") containing guidance for its staff, as well as plan sponsors and administrators, relating to certain notice requirements enacted under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 ("PPA").
United States
18 Jan 2007
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Diversification Rights and Notice Requirement for Retirement Plans With Investment In Employer Securities—IRS Delays Date For Providing Notice And Issues Model Notice
As we previously reported, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the "Act") made significant changes to the laws governing retirement plans. While the effective dates of many of these changes are staggered over the next several years, there are two related changes that are effective almost immediately, for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2007.
United States
5 Dec 2006
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On The 401(k) Radar: Recent Litigation Over Fees and Proposed Regulations On Default Investments
Last month, nearly identical lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duties under ERISA were filed against seven large companies and certain of their officers, directors and employees in connection with fees paid from the assets of the companies’ 401(k) plans.
United States
27 Oct 2006
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Private Company Financings Update, September 2006 Report
Cooley Godward is pleased to present our findings on private company financings through the second quarter of 2006, which can be found by clicking on the PDF link below. This report provides a summary of data, reflecting our experience in venture capital financing terms and trends.
United States
 
28 Sep 2006
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Pension Protection Act Of 2006: Ice Age For The Defined Benefit Dinosaur?
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the "Act"), which was signed into law by President Bush on August 17, 2006, represents the most comprehensive revision to the laws governing retirement plans since the enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA").
United States
6 Sep 2006
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