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Torys LLP
The work of proxy advisory firms has been on the SEC's radar for several years. Extensive consultations with market participants and research into the role of proxy advisory firms
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
On September 6, 2019, the Division of Corporation Finance (Staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Shearman & Sterling released the 17th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey, featuring a special focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
On September 6, 2019, the Division of Corporation Finance (the "Staff") of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced
Mayer Brown
On September 6, 2019, the Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced a significant change to its process with respect
Jones Day
In a significant ruling for policyholders on an issue of first impression, on July 31, 2019, the Delaware Superior Court determined that shareholder appraisal actions constitute
Arnold & Porter
On September 6, 2019, the SEC announced changes to how it will respond to companies that seek to exclude shareholder proposals from their proxy statements under Exchange Act Rule 14a-8.
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
The SEC's Division of Corporation Finance announced that, starting with the 2019-2020 proxy season, it may issue oral rather than written guidance for some requests to exclude Rule 14a-8 shareholder
Ropes & Gray LLP
On September 6, 2019, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance announced a change to how it will handle company requests to exclude a shareholder's proposal from a company's proxy materials.
Mayer Brown
This market trends article discusses Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I and Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14J of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission,
WilmerHale
On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission released an Announcement Regarding Rule 14a-8 No-Action Requests with important updates to its process of administering Exchange Act
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC Division of Corporate Finance (the "Division") revised its approach to no-action requests by companies wishing to exclude a shareholder's
Cooley LLP
The staff will continue to actively monitor correspondence and provide informal guidance to companies and proponents as appropriate.
Jones Day
The topic of proxy access is particularly instructive here.
Mayer Brown
In this Lexis Practice Advisor® Practice Note, we provide answers to questions frequently asked by securities lawyers and their clients regarding the federal securities laws
Cooley LLP
The changes are fairly nuanced, now also including some minority views.
Cooley LLP
In a post last month, I noted that, notwithstanding the growth in the number of shareholder proposals related to corporate social responsibility, for the 2019
Proskauer Rose LLP
The trend of direct lenders providing preferred equity financing to support sponsors and operating companies has only accelerated in the two years since we first wrote on the topic (available here).
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
In an important transcript ruling issued this week,[1] the Delaware Court of Chancery upheld the validity and vitality of advance notice bylaw provisions, which govern the timing and disclosure
Mayer Brown
On August 7, 2019, FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 19-26, which reminded member firms that Regulation Best Interest and the related Form CRS relationship summary were each adopted by the SEC on June 5, 2019.
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At an open meeting yesterday, the SEC voted (three to two) to publish guidance aimed at addressing some of the long-simmering controversy surrounding the reliance by investment advisers on proxy advisory firms.
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Ropes & Gray LLP
The following summarizes recent legal developments of note affecting the mutual fund/investment management industry:
Cooley LLP
In a press release issued today, the Business Roundtable announced the adoption of a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, signed by 181 well-known
Cooley LLP
In a post last month, I noted that, notwithstanding the growth in the number of shareholder proposals related to corporate social responsibility, for the 2019
Proskauer Rose LLP
The trend of direct lenders providing preferred equity financing to support sponsors and operating companies has only accelerated in the two years since we first wrote on the topic (available here).
Ropes & Gray LLP
On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT) released a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation (the Statement), superseding previous BRT statements and outlining a modern
Mayer Brown
In this Lexis Practice Advisor® Practice Note, we provide answers to questions frequently asked by securities lawyers and their clients regarding the federal securities laws
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On August 21, 2019, the SEC published two releases: Commission Guidance Regarding Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment Advisers (the "IA Release") and Commission
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