CorpCast Episode 7: Better Know a Judge: the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court
Top Three Cybersecurity Misconceptions
Preparing a Company to Deal With Activist Investors
How can someone prepare for the first meeting with an attorney?
CorpCast Episode 6: A Brief Introduction to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
The Intersection of Cyber and D&O Coverage
Talking PTAB with Bob Steinberg
Is Private/Non-Profit D&O Coverage Under Priced?
CorpCast Episode 5: The eDiscovery Big Picture
BakerHostetler Attorneys James Mastracchio and Jay Nanavati Discuss Global Tax Enforcement
Richard Bistrong Weighs in on the FIFA Scandal and Takedowns
Meritas Capability Webinar - Avoiding Common Mistakes Companies Make When Operating a Business Aircraft
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 161-Gini Dietrich on how to create a MasterClass
What is the Current State of Anti-Bribery Compliance & Enforcement in Australia?
Halliburton: Good for the Plaintiffs’ Bar?
Debt Financing Trends – Joe Price, Member, Corporate & Securities Practice
Venture Capital Trends: East Meets West – Lewis Geffen, Co-chair, Venture Capital Practice
Can an employer require drug testing in the workplace?
Paths to Dispute Resolution
Performance Based Equity Compensation
The Canadian securities regulators have finalized rule changes that would enable foreign issuers (including governments) to make private placement offerings to permitted clients in Canada as part of a global offering without...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission has published 11 Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”) related to the new rules implementing “Regulation A+,” which became effective June 19, 2015. The C&DIs are numbered...more
The amended Regulation A became effective on June 19, 2015, and the SEC has recently provided helpful guidance about it. On June 18, 2015, the SEC made available “Amendments to Regulation A: A Small Entity Compliance Guide”...more
San Antonio, Texas based medical device company Acelity LP Inc. is reported to be considering an initial public offering that could raise up to $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Acelity has reportedly...more
With so many articles available every month, it’s possible that a few got buried in either your inbox or the bowels of the blogosphere. Here are ten articles you don’t want to miss...more
Everyone knew the SEC would pursue a marquee-name private equity sponsor for misallocating expenses. It finally happened, with KKR settling charges for misallocating “broken deal” expenses. Charges against others are likely...more
Improving the proxy process remains front and center at the SEC and continues to garner media headlines. A recent high-profile example was this past proxy season’s focus on proxy access shareholder proposals, including the...more
COMPANY LAW -
Some general matters relating to company law in New Zealand are discussed below.
REGULATORY SCHEME -
The Companies Act principally regulates companies.
The Companies Act, together...more
The fundraising process requires countless hours to develop and refine an investor pitch. While the majority of that time will be focused on how to find and raise money from the best investors on the best terms, it is...more
Recently, in a speech to the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, SEC Chair May Jo White discussed four proxy-related issues that have recently created tension between companies and their...more
Corporate Governance for Investment Firms -
The Central Bank has issued a consultation paper regarding the appropriate corporate governance requirements to be applicable to investment firms. The relevant paper, CP 94,...more
Small businesses are often regarded as the catalyst for economic growth in the United States. Small businesses account for the creation of two-thirds of all new jobs, and are the incubators of innovation. The majority of...more
Following recent amendments to the Civil Code, effective from 24 May 2015, new regulations on related party transactions now extend to all Azerbaijani legal entities.
Previously, similar regulations existed only for...more
In This Presentation:
- How To Position Your Business To Reap The Benefits Of A Liquidity Event
- How To Position Your Business To Reap (Internal Review And Check-Up)
- Strategic And Structuring...more
The Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises of the House Financial Services Committee heard testimony on June 16, 2015 in support of proposed bills that would, among other things, increase the...more
Crowd Funding ImageThis is the second in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We started with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter...more
Although the number of U.S. IPOs in 2015 is down compared to this time last year, the U.S. equity and debt markets continue to remain strong. The number of follow-on equity offerings is up 41 percent from last year, with a...more
Courts have sought to simplify their approach to determining whether an action is derivative or direct — a determination that the Delaware Supreme Court has acknowledged “is sometimes difficult.” Tooley v. Donaldson, Lufkin &...more
Public companies incorporated in Delaware frequently adopt a charter provision, pursuant to 8 Del. C. § 102(b)(7), that insulates their directors from monetary damages for breaches of the fiduciary duty of care. Those...more
The liberalization of China’s financial markets continues at a rapid pace. For April and May 2015, the combined average daily value of trade on China's stock exchanges1 was around US$150 billion, compared to around US$40...more
What is the judicial standard of review applicable to an award of compensation by directors to directors under an equity incentive compensation plan that has been approved by the shareholders? That was the question before...more
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department is conducting its quinquennial (every five years) survey of investment in foreign entities. The BE-10 Benchmark Survey (BE-10 Survey) is the most...more
On 19 June 2015, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published conclusions to its concept paper on weighted voting rights (Concept Paper), announcing that it will proceed with conducting a formal consultation...more
I have often written about numerous provisions of the California Corporations Code that expressly apply to foreign corporations meeting specified tests. The most famous, but not the only, statute of this breed is Section...more
A provision in the Cayman Islands Companies Law (2013 Revision) (the Law) affords the Grand Court (the Court) the power to appoint “one or more competent inspectors to examine into the affairs of any company (incorporated in...more
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