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Shearman & Sterling LLP
The corporate governance debate among companies, institutional investors and advocacy groups has taken a shift over the past few proxy seasons.
Cooley LLP
ISS recently released the results of its 2019 Global Policy Survey. In this year's integrated survey, the topics included board gender diversity, overboarding, sunsetting of multi-class capital structures, ...
Cooley LLP
The SEC's Office of Chief Accountant has updated its FAQs regarding auditor independence. The new and revised questions relate to the general standard for independence
Mayer Brown
In this article published in The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, we discuss the implications of the SEC's recent actions to modernize and simplify disclosure requirements
Jones Day
Whether on their own initiative or in response to pressure from regulators, consumers, or activist shareholders, many issuers are disclosing more and more about their environmental, social
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Concern for environmental and social issues has reached an inflection point. While traditional governance issues that have been a staple of investor advocacy and discussion
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.
DLA Piper
The SEC recently proposed amendments to Regulation S-K related to a registrant's required disclosures concerning the description of its business
Cooley LLP
By now, we all know that, sooner or later, audit reports for most public companies will be required to disclose critical audit matter.
Bennett Jones LLP
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued guidance on the applicability of certain U.S. proxy rules to voting advice given by proxy advisory firms
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.
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.
Cooley LLP
The staff will continue to actively monitor correspondence and provide informal guidance to companies and proponents as appropriate.
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.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Every year around this time, my colleague Erin Meyer and I can be found going through and carefully selecting pro bono opportunities for Proskauer's incoming first-year associates.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Q: I have successfully run my business as a single member limited liability company for years. My daughter recently purchased part of the business and now insists that we have an operating agreement.
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
Dentons
ASX has amended ASX Listing Rules Guidance Note 9 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (GN9), which is due to become effective on 1 January 2020
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
High-stakes corporate investigations into bribery, corruption, and other misconduct—whether focused on internal actors or third-party business partners
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Since the start of 2018, state and, to a lesser extent, federal courts around the country, as well as state legislatures and Congress,
Debevoise & Plimpton
The first half of 2019 has seen increased clarity on a number of substantial issues that have affected both general and limited private equity partners.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
There is an ongoing debate regarding the role of publicly traded for-profit business corporations in addressing the many serious challenges confronting society, including some directly
Dentons
On January 1, 2020, California will become the first state in the United States to implement a comprehensive consumer data privacy law called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
While France has experienced an intense legislative debate on a new, far-reaching business regulation this year, companies are adapting to navigate the interesting challenges it poses
Fenwick & West LLP
There are many ways to run afoul of labor laws and spook your investors—one of the most common for startups is "creative" pay practices. In this video, Fenwick employment
Arnold & Porter
As part of its initiative to modernize and simplify the disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K, as contemplated by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
Cooley LLP
Yesterday, Commissioners Robert Jackson and Allison Lee published a joint statement to encourage public comment about two aspects of the proposal to modernize Reg S-K (see this PubCo post), released on August 8, about...
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
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