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SEC Adopts Final Hedging Disclosure Rule
In this Alert, we describe the scope and application of the final rule and offer some practical guidance for public companies.
United States
3 Jan 2019
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SEC Staff Issues New Guidance On Shareholder Proposals
SLB 14J also provides additional guidance on proposals that implicate senior executive and/or director compensation.
United States
29 Oct 2018
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Implementing Internal Controls in Cyberspace – Old Wine, New Skins
The nine defrauded companies lost a total of nearly $100 million as a result of the email scams.
United States
25 Oct 2018
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SEC Adopts Amendments To Update and Simplify Disclosure Requirements
On August 17, 2018, the SEC adopted amendments to eliminate, integrate, update or modify certain of its disclosure requirements.
United States
29 Aug 2018
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SEC Adopts Inline XBRL Requirements For Operating Companies And Open-End Funds
On June 28, 2018, the SEC voted 4-to-1 to adopt a final rule to require operating company financial information and fund risk/return summary information in Inline XBRL format.
United States
20 Aug 2018
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SEC Amends Smaller Reporting Company Definition
On June 28, 2018, the SEC voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the "smaller reporting company" definition to expand the number of smaller companies eligible to comply with certain scaled disclosure accommodations.
United States
6 Jul 2018
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SEC Issues New Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidance
On February 21, 2018, in response to the increasing significance of cybersecurity incidents, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced much-anticipated interpretive guidance on cybersecurity disclosure.
United States
6 Mar 2018
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SEC Staff Issues First No-Action Letter Under "Economic Relevance" Exclusion Following Updated Guidance
On February 22, 2018, the staff of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued a favorable no-action response to Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. under Rule 14a-8(i)(5) (the economic relevance exception) ...
United States
26 Feb 2018
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ISS And Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines For The 2018 Proxy Season
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective proxy voting guidelines.
United States
29 Nov 2017
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SEC Issues New Guidance On Several Exclusions Under Rule 14a-8
On November 1, 2017, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (the SLB) on shareholder proposals.
United States
6 Nov 2017
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SEC Proposes Amendments To Modernize And Simplify Regulation S-K
On October 11, 2017, at the first open meeting under Chairman Jay Clayton's tenure, the SEC proposed amendments to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K.
United States
17 Oct 2017
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ISS And Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines For The 2017 Proxy Season
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective proxy voting guidelines.
United States
30 Nov 2016
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SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance For Up-C Structures Permitting Holding Period Tacking Under Rule 144 For Unit-For-Share Exchanges
On November 1, 2016, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued interpretive guidance concluding that in Up-C structures the holding period of LLC units or other partnership interests in the subsidiary . . .
United States
17 Nov 2016
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SEC Proposes Rules On Universal Proxies
The SEC is unlikely to adopt any final rules on universal proxy cards before the 2017 proxy season.
United States
2 Nov 2016
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SEC Issues Guidance On Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
On October 18, 2016, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued five new compliance and disclosure interpretations (C&DIs) regarding the pay ratio disclosure rule, which will require a public company to disclose the ratio of the CEO's compensation to the median compensation of its employees.
United States
22 Oct 2016
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SEC Approves Nasdaq's Disclosure Rule On "Golden Leashes"
Disclosure made available via a website must be continuously accessible.
United States
11 Jul 2016
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SEC Staff Issues No-Action Letters Regarding The Exclusion Of Shareholder Proxy Access Proposals On The Basis Of "Substantial Implementation"
Sixteen of the eighteen shareholder proxy access proposals involved in the February 12th no-action letters were submitted by John Chevedden.
United States
22 Feb 2016
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ISS And Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines For The 2016 Proxy Season
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective proxy voting guidelines.
United States
24 Nov 2015
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SEC Issues Staff Legal Bulletin Outlining The Scope Of The "Directly Conflicts" Exclusion Under Rule 14a-8 And Providing Guidance On The Staff's Interpretation Of The Ordinary Business Exclusion
On October 22, 2015, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14H (the SLB) in which it provides guidance on two key issues surrounding the exclusion of shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8.
United States
27 Oct 2015
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