CorpCast Episode 2: Advancement 101
CorpCast Episode 1: Sections, 204, 205 and In re Numoda
Are there drawbacks to positive thinking in legal transactions?
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Fiduciary Duties & Auditor Liability
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report Episode 129-Judge Rakoff, Judge Leon and Individual Prosecutions Under the FCPA
Why Every Day Is Proxy Season for Public Companies
Do Employers Have to Pay For All Time Worked?
Do I need an attorney if I am buying or selling a business?
Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation Costs BigLaw Time and Money
Conducting Corporate Internal Investigations
Zimmermann: "Two Class" Partnership Culture Emerging in BigLaw
Appel: Corporate Inversions Could Mean Big Tax Bills For Shareholders
WORD OF THE DAY® for Hedge Funds – Accelerated Share Repurchase
Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
Planning For The Exit – What’s Your Exit Strategy?
WORD OF THE DAY® for Hedge Funds – CFTC
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Questions CEOs and Board Members Should Be Asking Themselves About Tax Inversions
WORD OF THE DAY® for Hedge Funds – Derivative
Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups
The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted yesterday a new set of regulations entitled Regulation “A+,” designed to provide a more streamlined approach for small and mid-sized companies to offer securities to the public....more
Yesterday, March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to adopt final rules to implement the rulemaking mandate of Title IV of the JOBS Act by adopting amendments to Regulation A....more
Regulators and lawmakers in the US continue to review and consider measures that may promote capital formation for smaller and emerging companies. Although the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the US in 2014...more
Focus on Fiduciary Standards. In February the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) issued a Report on the Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings. In its conclusion, the Report estimated the...more
The U.S. federal securities laws and the rules of U.S. self-regulatory organizations (such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) impose certain reporting and compliance obligations on investment advisers and funds....more
After seeking comments last fall, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (“FINRA”) proposed rule governing member firms’ verification and investigation...more
In March 2015, the SBIC Funding Corporation completed a pooling of SBA debentures in the amount of $1.16 billion, the largest pooling in the program’s 56-year history. The SBA debentures have a coupon rate of 2.517%. ...more
PitchBook recently released its 1H 2015 VC Valuations and Trends Report that breaks down over 20,000 valuations of private company financings and exits over the past 10 years. The report shows continued increase in median...more
China’s recently announced plan to restructure and consolidate its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) focuses on bolstering the private sector of its economy and creating economies of scale to allow Chinese companies to better...more
OSC Investor Advisory Panel annual report.
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Investor Advisory Panel submitted its 2013-14 annual report. The report summarizes the Panel’s current activities and priorities as well...more
On March 12, 2015, SEC Chair Mary Jo White gave a speech at the Corporate Counsel Institute at Georgetown University that shed light on disqualifications, exemptions, and waivers under the federal securities laws. Most...more
It is exciting to have people willing to invest money into your company. But before you sell any equity to friends, family or others, consider whether they are "accredited investors." ...more
On 12 March 2015 the Pre-emption Group published a revised version of its Statement of Principles for Disapplying Pre-emption Rights (“Pre-emption Principles”). This update is the first new version of the Pre-emption...more
The Opinions Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar recently published a sample opinion for venture capital financing transactions. In a sad testament to the lowly status of the California General...more
On March 10, 2015 the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) jointly released a new Foreign Investment Guidance Catalogue, which will come...more
Although not normally regarded as being in the first tier of traditional offshore jurisdictions, 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for financial services in Anguilla (or “British Anguilla”, as it sometimes likes to...more
At this intimate roundtable discussion, our finance and bankruptcy experts will update you on recent supply chain developments and be available for your related questions....more
Federal Ministry of Finance Guidance on Tax for Closed-Ended AIFs -
The Federal Ministry of Finance has issued guidance on 12 February 2015 that broadens the favorable tax regime for investment partnerships applicable to...more
Ethics officers agree—one of the most effective ways to measure your compliance program is by analyzing data from internal reporting systems. But how can you know what is good or bad without context?
This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock...more
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX), along with Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT), released draft text of...more
In This Issue:
- An introduction to key legal documents for start-ups
- Glossary of useful venture capital and company terms
- A step-by-step guide to setting up a company in Belgium
- A shareholders’...more
This article outlines the many ways in which under Cypriot law businesses can protect their interests in their commercial dealings.
Any creditor needs to ensure that he will receive payment for the sale of his goods or...more
SEC Spotlight on Broker-Dealer Supervision of Outside Business Activities of Registered Representatives.
In this issue we report on the SEC’s settled administrative proceedings against H.D. Vest Investment Securities,...more
It's difficult to discern “trends” from reactions to date on proxy access proposals, but here are some data points:
Three companies, including two on the NY Comptroller’s 75-company target list have adopted...more
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