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JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
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Proposed federal rules released on December 18 may have the effect of making it quicker, less expensive and more worthwhile for businesses to raise up to $50 million in capital under a once-obscure and seldom-used...more
In This Issue:
- Requirements and Obligations Governing Crowdfunding Offerings
- Regulation of Crowdfunding Portals
- Additional Notable Provisions of the Proposed Rules
- Next Steps
- For More Information...more
In This Presentation:
- Crowdfunding - SEC Rules are Out - now what?
..JOBS Act Overview
..Backdrop: Current Crowdfunding Landscape – Five* Varieties
OSC to hold derivatives reporting seminar.
The Ontario Securities Commission announced that it will hold a seminar on January 15, 2014, on the reporting requirements under the new Derivatives Trade Repositories and...more
We've all heard the statistics, that the private market for fundraising is larger than the public market, and that angel investors in the private market are responsible for nearly all seed and early-stage deals. In 2012, for...more
In October, the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgated draft rules to implement “crowdfunding” in securities sales.
Release 33-9470’s length (almost 600 pages) suggests that the simple idea contained in the...more
On December 4, 2013, the Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“CDIs”) concerning the recently...more
In this issue:
- SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues 14 New C&DIs Relating to “Bad Actor” Rules
- NASDAQ Proposes Change to Listing Rules Regarding Compensation Committee Independence
The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) recently released OSC Notice 45-712 – Progress Report on Review of Prospectus Exemptions to Facilitate Capital Raising (the “Progress Report”), which identifies four capital raising...more
In this issue:
- NIST Holds Fifth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework; Incentives Still Lacking
- Advertising Law News & Analysis
- November 1, 2013 Edition
- November 7, 2013 Edition
- November 14,...more
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK released a consultation paper outlining its proposed direction for consumer credit activities. This includes both loan-based crowdfunding (also known as peer-to-peer lending...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") proposed for comment new regulations on Crowdfunding.
Crowdfunding is the general term used to describe a new way of raising capital using the Internet. A crowdfunding...more
In recent weeks, U.S Department of Justice investigations into currency traders have drawn renewed attention to the permanence of even seemingly fleeting communications. In that investigation, the DOJ is looking at, among...more
Nancy Wojtas, the head of the public companies group at Cooley LLP, alerted me to the fact that the SEC staff yesterday issued 14 new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) relating to Rule 506 under Regulation D. ...more
On November 13, the SEC released Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”) for the new rules authorizing general solicitation and advertising for securities offerings relying on Rule 506(c) under the Securities Act...more
In the world of perk-based crowdfunding, film and entertainment projects have been some of the most successful projects. But perk-based financing has its limits even in this glamorously attractive industry. Today my fellow...more
FINRA recently expressed concerns about broker-dealers who advertise “free” or “no fee” services for retail brokerage accounts and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). FINRA Rule 2210 requires that broker-dealers’...more
On November 14, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White delivered a letter to Representative Scott Garrett, Chairman of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored...more
As discussed (see Below) , the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted changes to Regulation D and Rule 144A, addressing general solicitation, new filing requirements and “bad actor” disqualification events (among...more
On October 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission released proposed rules for implementing the crowdfunding exemption from the Securities Act registration requirements that is set forth in the Jumpstart Our Business...more
On November 13, 2013, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“CDIs”) providing guidance regarding new rules allowing for...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently unanimously voted to issue proposed rules under Title III of the JOBS Act related to crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a general term for internet-based fundraising...more
The SEC’s Division of Investment Management is cracking down on funds that use names that suggest safety or protection from loss.
In Guidance Update No. 2013-12, the staff stated that fund names suggesting safety or...more
Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller has been a tireless promoter of Nevada’s private corporation law. Over a year ago, he announced an on-line business entity search tool for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users...more