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Sotheby's Goes Private: What It Means For The Art Market
On Monday, June 17, 2019, to the art world's great surprise, after 31 years as a public company, Sotheby's announced that it had signed a $3.7 billion merger agreement
9 Jul 2019
Here's A Closer Look At Venture Capital Deals In Germany And The UK
What makes a sustainable and resilient start-up and venture ecosystem? If you ask three different venture capital firms in three different European countries including the UK,
European Union
7 May 2019
GILTI: The US Tax Code's Holy Roman Empire
The Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (‘GILTI') regime, enacted as part of Congress's 2017 tax reform initiative, effectively subjects any US citizen, green card holder
11 Mar 2019
CELG/BMY: Bristol-Myers Aims To Be Immuno-Oncology Leader With $74B Acquisition Of Celgene
Today, Jan. 3, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement ...
United States
9 Jan 2019
Founders/Controlling Shareholders Of Companies Considering An IPO On The London Stock Exchange
Why do I need separate advice given my company will be engaging advisers for the IPO?
28 Dec 2018
Case Update: Travesty Avoided In The BVI Supreme Court
A long-awaited Court of Appeal judgment has clarified the treatment of bearer shares in BVI Companies not dealt with prior to the ‘transition date' of 31 December 2009.
British Virgin Islands
22 Nov 2018
FAQs For Founders Or Controlling Shareholders Of Companies Considering A HK IPO
Dual-class shares may now be listed in Hong Kong, with Xiaomi as the first dual-class share structure to have listed
Hong Kong
1 Oct 2018
Dual Class Share Listings - July 2018
The changes are made with the intention to grow the stock market scene in Asia.
Hong Kong
13 Jul 2018
Canadian Securities Administrators Seek Comments On Soliciting Dealer Arrangements In Corporate Transactions And Proxy Contests
On April 12, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) requested comments on soliciting dealer arrangements in corporate transactions and proxy contests.
9 May 2018
US Corporate Law News: Nasdaq Proposes To Amend Rule Requiring Shareholder Approval For 20% Stock Issuances
On February 13, 2018, Nasdaq proposed to amend its listing requirements so that shareholder approval will no longer be required for private issuances of more than 20% of common stock.
2 Mar 2018
US Corporate Law News: Council Of Institutional Investors Voices Concern Over SEC Decisions Regarding Proxy Rights
On January 31, 2018, the CII, a group representing institutional investors, sent a letter to the SEC's Director, Division of Corporation Finance, regarding the SEC's December 19, 2017 no-action determination ...
22 Feb 2018
US Corporate Law News: ISS Releases 2018 Policy Voting Updates
On November 16, 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its revised voting policy guidelines for 2018, effective for meetings on or after February 1, 2018.
29 Nov 2017
US Corporate Law News: SEC Staff Issues Legal Bulletin On Shareholder Proposals
On November 1, 2017, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I. The Bulletin provides guidance on Exchange Act Rule 14a-8 in four areas.
United States
24 Nov 2017
US Corporate Law News: Texas Now Allows For The Existence Of Benefit Corporations
As of September 1, 2017, Texas amended its Business Organizations Code to recognize public benefit corporations as a form of entity.
United States
24 Nov 2017
U.S. Corporate Law News: SEC Staff Issues Legal Bulletin On Shareholder Proposals
On November 1, 2017, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I.
United States
20 Nov 2017
US Corporate Law Weekly News: Fidelity Investments Releases New Proxy Voting Guidelines In Support Of Climate Change Proposals
Fidelity Investments may now support shareholder proxy proposals calling on companies to provide more disclosure on sustainability matters, including renewable energy, and environmental impact issues.
11 Sep 2017
September 19, 2016 Corporate News Update
This edition features penalties imposed by the SEC against multiple investment advisory firms, the NYSE revising its Equity Compensation Plan FAQs for the first time in nearly a decade...
20 Sep 2016
August 22 Corporate News Update: SEC Imposes Fines For Restricting Whistleblower Payments To Former Employees, And Delaware Limits Appraisal Rights And Has Its Unclaimed Property Audit Procedures Challenged In Federal Court
This week's corporate news roundup includes an overview of new restrictions on stockholder appraisal rights under the Delaware General Corporation Law...
31 Aug 2016
August 8, 2016 Corporate News Update: SEC's Revised Guidance For Companies With Corporate Selling Shareholders And No Action Guidance Signifying Cutback In Rights To Exclude Shareholder Proxy Access Proposals, And New EPA Rules Intended To Reduce For
This week's Corporate news roundup includes information regarding the SEC's new guidance for companies with corporate versus individual selling stockholders and its no action guidance effectively cutting...
15 Aug 2016
July 19, 2016 Corporate News Update
This week's Corporate news roundup includes information regarding Delaware's application of the business judgment standard to two-step mergers approved by a stockholder majority...
25 Jul 2016
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