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Managing Legal Risks For ESG Disclosures Under U.S. Law
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
United States
16 Sep 2019
Share Buybacks Under Fire
Stock buybacks reached record levels in recent years, fueled in part by the 2017 tax cuts, by shareholder activism and record low borrowing costs.
United States
15 Apr 2019
How Green Are You? EU Proposes Climate-Related Update To Guidelines On Non-Financial Reporting
The European Commission's public consultation on the proposed updated Guidelines is open through March 20, 2019.
European Union
19 Mar 2019
Jones Day Talks: Broken Window – The SEC's Schedule 13D 10-Day Filing Period
But the process has come under persistent criticism, as activist hedge funds and similar investors have used the 10-day window to conceal their accumulations.
United States
14 Mar 2019
2018 Annual M&A Review
As we look forward to another active year in M&A, we look back on the highlights of Jones Day's 2018 in M&A.
United States
28 Jan 2019
Taiwan Imposes New Reporting Obligation on Information of Company Shareholders
On November 1, 2018, amendments to the Taiwan Company Act passed by the Taiwanese legislature on July 6, 2018 came into effect.
9 Jan 2019
Board Diversity: Are Your Directors Ready For 2019?
This new California law is almost certain to face legal challenges, and its future is uncertain.
United States
11 Dec 2018
Japan Legal Update Vol. 42 | November 2018
On October 22, 2018, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy published an "Overview on Draft Ministerial Order on Partial Revision of Ordinance for Enforcement of Act on Special Measures ...
4 Dec 2018
The "Commonsense Principles 2.0": Still Making Sense
The Commonsense Principles 2.0 espouse fundamental governance practices predicated on a long-term perspective.
United States
13 Nov 2018
What Should Boards Really Be Doing About ESG?
In recent years, issues relating to environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") topics have become higher corporate priorities, tracking with the developing expectations of investors and the public.
United States
4 Oct 2018
Tokyo Stock Exchange Announces Revisions To Corporate Governance Code
The Revisions will inevitably affect corporate governance of listed companies and will, therefore, impact not only listed companies but also their investors.
7 Aug 2018
SEC Enforcement In Financial Reporting And Disclosure—2018 Mid-Year Update
Chairman Jay Clayton's vision for the Securities and Exchange Commission has largely shaped the first half of 2018
United States
6 Aug 2018
Board Practices In The Digital Age: Beyond Corporate Housekeeping
Technology has transformed the way that directors receive and review information and communicate with each other and with management.
United States
11 Jul 2018
Subcommittee Prepares Interim Proposal For Amendment To The Companies Act
On February 14, 2018, the Companies Act (in relation to Corporate Governance, etc.) Sub-Committee of the Legislative Council prepared an Interim Proposal for the Amendment...
11 Apr 2018
Has Australia's Takeovers Panel Turned The "Tap" On To More "Association" Proceedings?
A major shareholder of Tap Oil Limited, a company listed on ASX, gave notice of an intention to spill the board, to remove all but one of the current directors, through a general meeting of shareholders.
19 Feb 2018
Hong Kong Securities Commission Proposes Raising Whitewash Approval Threshold
The high level of certainty of obtaining shareholders' approval for whitewash waivers could lead to potential abuse by parties looking to obtain or consolidate control through whitewash transactions in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong
14 Feb 2018
"Corporation" Is Not A Four-Letter Word
BlackRock, the world's largest money management firm, has issued a new call to corporate America:
United States
29 Jan 2018
ICSA And The Investment Association Publish Guidance On Board Engagement With Stakeholders, European Capital Markets Update
In the guidance, it is acknowledged that while there are certain core principles that should guide the way boards approach the issue of stakeholder engagement, each company's approach...
5 Dec 2017
NYC Pension Funds Set Their Sights On Board Diversity
Improving the diversity of corporate boards is a laudable objective, and campaigns like this may help spur additional efforts.
United States
4 Oct 2017
Tokyo Stock Exchange Introduces Disclosure System For Information About Advisors And Counselors
On August 2, 2017, the Tokyo Stock Exchange announced new amendments to the Guidelines for Corporate Governance Reports ("Amendments").
2 Oct 2017
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