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SEC's New Guidance Targets Proxy Voting Responsibilities
Possibly signaling the future direction of regulation of proxy advisers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
United States
29 Aug 2019
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New Guidance From SEC Encourages Board Involvement In Excluding Certain Shareholder Proposals
The staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 1, 2017, issued a new Staff Legal Bulletin regarding shareholder proposals ...
United States
1 Dec 2017
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2017 Proxy Season Results In Silicon Valley And Large Companies Nationwide
This companion supplement to the Fenwick survey, "Corporate Governance Practices and Trends: A Comparison of Large Public Companies and Silicon Valley Companies," covers trends in stockholder ...
United States
3 Nov 2017
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NASDAQ Adopts Rule To Require Disclosure Of Third Party Compensation Of Directors
Nasdaq has released a new rule, Rule 5250(b)(3), which requires listed companies to disclose the material terms of all agreements and arrangements between entities other than the issuer and directors or nominees for director...
United States
28 Jul 2016
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Securities Enforcement Alert: SEC Increases Scrutiny Of "Unicorns" And Other Private Companies And Secondary Market Trading Of Pre-IPO Shares
In an unprecedented one-day blitz, the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission was joined by the SEC Enforcement Director in events in Silicon Valley and San Francisco on March 31...
United States
10 Apr 2016
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2015 Silicon Valley Proxy Season Results
The average size of the board slate up for election among the SV 150 was 5.7 directors (median = 6), compared to 8.8 directors among the BA 25 (median = 10).
United States
29 Jan 2016
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Corporate Governance Survey—2015 Proxy Season Results
This in-depth survey was developed as a resource for board members, senior executives, in house legal counsel and their advisors, based in Silicon Valley and throughout the United States.
United States
14 Dec 2015
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ISS Peer Group Update Submission Period Open
ISS has announced that it will accept updates of changes to the peer group company lists for its Say on Pay voting recommendations for publicly traded companies that hold annual stockholder meetings between February 1, 2016, and September 15, 2016.
United States
2 Dec 2015
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Baby You Can Drive My Car… Or Corporate Jet: SEC Scrutiny Of Executive Compensation Perks Disclosures
The SEC continues to focus on accounting and disclosure violations, including in the area of executive perks disclosure in corporate proxy statements.
United States
23 Nov 2015
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Settlement Scrutiny: The Decline Of Delaware Disclosure-Only Settlements
A new line of Delaware decisions promises to reshape settlement norms surrounding stockholder litigation challenging mergers.
United States
20 Nov 2015
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Qualified Dividends From Foreign Corporations
In this article, recently published in the Journal of Taxation, Will analyzes the requirements for an individual US shareholder (either directly or through a partnership or pass-through entity) to obtain capital gains rates...
United States
29 Oct 2015
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Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Allegations Assailing Independence Of VC Directors In Dismissing Derivative Suit
A recent Delaware Chancery Court decision dismissing derivative fiduciary duty claims has significance for public companies with board members who are associated with venture capital firms.
United States
7 Sep 2015
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AM 2015-01—Does Previously Taxed Income "Tier Up" To A Domestic Corporate Shareholder?
In a recent chief counsel memorandum (AM 2015-01), the IRS addressed a long uncertain tax question.
United States
9 Apr 2015
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ISS Issues Draft Policy Changes For 2014 Comments Due By October 29, 2014
On October 15, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services published its draft policy changes for 2015 and opened a public comment period ending October 29, 2014.
United States
23 Oct 2014
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