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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 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 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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Amendments To Delaware General Corporation Law Will Affect Appraisal Actions And "Intermediate-Form" Mergers
On June 16, 2016, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law House Bill 371, which amends the Delaware General Corporation Law with respect to, among other things, appraisal proceedings and "intermediate-form" mergers.
United States
21 Jun 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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Open Season On Proxy Statements? Entrepreneurial Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Target Executive Compensation Disclosure
As we enter the 2013 proxy season, companies should be aware of a new flavor of shareholder litigation.
United States
6 Mar 2013
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ISS Releases 2013 Global Policy Updates
On November 16, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its policy updates to its voting guidelines for the 2013 proxy season.
United States
20 Nov 2012
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Exchanges Propose Listing Standards For Compensation Committees And Compensation Adviser Independence
On September 25, 2012, the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq filed with the SEC proposed amendments to their listing requirements.
United States
2 Oct 2012
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SEC Adopts Final Conflict Minerals Rules
Public companies are subject to the conflict minerals rules if conflict minerals are "necessary to the functionality or production" of a product they manufacture or a product they contract to be manufactured by third parties.
United States
24 Aug 2012
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SEC Adopts Final Rules On Compensation Committee Listing Standards And Consultant Conflicts Of Interest
On June 20, the SEC adopted final rules implementing the provisions of Section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
United States
27 Jun 2012
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President Signs The JOBS Act
Today, the President signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, H.R. 3606, as amended (the "JOBS Act").
United States
16 Apr 2012
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Supreme Court’s Credit Suisse Securities Decision Shields Corporate Insiders From Endless Liability For Short-Swing Profits Under § 16(B) Of The Securities Exchange Act Of 1934
Corporate officers and directors received some assurance from the Supreme Court on Monday that they will not be required to defend against decades-old claims to disgorge short-swing profits.
United States
5 Apr 2012
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ISS To Launch GRId 2.0; Accepting Company Input
Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") recently announced "GRId 2.0," an update to its Governance Risk Indicators (GRId) ratings of corporate governance for U.S. public companies.
United States
6 Mar 2012
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ISS To Launch Grid 2.0; Accepting Company Input
Indicators (GRId) ratings of corporate governance for U.S. public companies.
United States
28 Feb 2012
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ISS Releases 2012 Policy Updates
On November 17, ISS published its annual update to its U.S. Corporate Governance Policy.
United States
 
24 Nov 2011
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SEC Proposes Rules Relating to Conflict Minerals, Mine Safety Reporting and Payments by Resource Extraction Companies
On December 15, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules relating to disclosure of (i) use of "conflict minerals" from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries, (ii) mine safety information and (iii) payments made to governments by resource extraction issuers relating to the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals.
United States
6 Jan 2011
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