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OFAC's Framework For Sanctions Compliance And Its Impact On Recent Enforcement Cases
On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published its first-ever Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments ("Framework"),
United States
19 Jun 2019
How To Comply With The Revised Ephemeral-Messaging Provision In The DOJ's Corporate Enforcement Policy
In early March 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) revised its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Corporate Enforcement Policy (the Policy).
United States
31 May 2019
Bad Influence: Complying With FTC's Endorsement Guide
Today's online celebrities—both verified and aspiring—can now become product sponsors with the help of a social-media account, a picture-perfect aesthetic, and several hundred thousand followers.
United States
29 May 2019
SEC Proposes Changes To The Accelerated Filer And Large Accelerated Filer Definitions
On May 9, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") proposed amendments to the "accelerated filer" and "large accelerated filer" definitions adopted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934...
United States
29 May 2019
Federal Reserve Proposes New Control Regulations
On April 23, 2019, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System released a proposed rule to revise regulations related to the determination of "control" under the BHC Act and the Home Owners' Loan Act.
United States
14 May 2019
SEC Proposes To Expand "Test-The-Waters" Accommodation
On February 19, 2019, the SEC proposed a rule and related amendments under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), that would permit issuers to engage ...
United States
13 Mar 2019
California FTB Ruling Addresses Definition Of A Financial Corporation
A recently issued California Franchise Tax Board Chief Counsel ruling provides important guidance on the scope of a regulation regarding qualification as a "financial corporation" for California corporation franchise...
United States
29 Nov 2018
New Decisions Clarify Small Business Minority Shareholder Protections
One of the easiest small business affiliation rules to apply is that a person that owns "50 percent or more of a concern's voting stock . . . controls or has the power to control the concern."
United States
29 Nov 2018
SBA Plans Comprehensive Overhaul Of HUBZone Program
In response to President Trump's Executive Order to reduce regulatory burdens and control regulatory costs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed a rule to amend its regulations for the Historically Under-utilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program.
United States
23 Nov 2018
Delaware Launches Its Certificate Of Adoption Of Transparency And Sustainability Standards
As of October 1, 2018, Delaware entities can begin applying for the state's new voluntary Certificate of Adoption of Transparency and Sustainability Standards through the Secretary of State, passed in June 2018.
United States
6 Nov 2018
Nasdaq 20% Rule On Private Issuances Revised To Relax The Market Value Test
The SEC has recently approved an amendment to Nasdaq Rule 5635(d), which became effective on September 26, 2018, that modifies the circumstances in which listed companies...
United States
15 Oct 2018
Delaware Considers New Statutory Public Benefit Limited Liability Company
In April 2018, the Delaware State Bar Association's Corporate Law Section approved an amendment to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act ...
United States
20 Jul 2018
Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation Proceeds Through Congress
On May 22, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives ("House") passed S. 2155, the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act."
United States
24 May 2018
Here's The Recipe: How To Ensure Your Food And Beverage Company Will Be Ready For A Value-Maximizing Sale
You've created a great product and built a valued brand. You've devoted countless hours to building relationships with key distributors and retailers, designing attractive packaging ...
United States
26 Apr 2018
Senate Passes Financial Regulatory Reform Bill
On March 14, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed S. 2155, the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act."
United States
19 Mar 2018
MSCI Reopens Consultation On The Treatment Of Unequal Voting Structures
In late January 2018, MSCI reopened a consultation with the investment community on the treatment of unequal voting structures.
United States
20 Feb 2018
SEC Guidance Related To The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act
For many companies, the Act may diminish the value of their deferred tax assets.
United States
5 Jan 2018
Food For Thought, Part 7
Below, a continuation of our bibliography of thought-provoking articles on issues related to right-sizing regulation, staying private versus going public, and related topics
United States
20 Dec 2017
Food For Thought, Part 6
Below, a continuation of our bibliography of thought-provoking articles on issues related to right-sizing regulation...
United States
5 Dec 2017
ThinkingCapMarkets Podcast: When Do You Have An Obligation To Disclose?
In our recently updated Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation FD, we review the obligations imposed upon public companies to make certain disclosures.
United States
24 Nov 2017
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