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Alberta Securities Commission and Nunavut Securities Office Publish Proposed Start-up Business Exemption

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) and Nunavut Securities Office recently published for comment proposed Multilateral Instrument 45-109 Prospectus Exemption for Start-Up Businesses (the Proposed Exemption). The Proposed...more

"Corporate Finance Alert: SEC Finalizes Crowdfunding Rules, Proposes to Expand Intrastate Offering and Rule 504 Exemptions"

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently took several important steps to facilitate smaller securities offerings. First, it adopted final rules for the new Securities Act exemption for securities-based...more

SEC Proposes to Ease Intrastate Offering Exemption to Facilitate Crowdfunding

The SEC has proposed amendments to Rule 147 under the Securities Act of 1933, which currently provides a safe harbor for compliance with the Section 3(a)(11) exemption from registration for intrastate securities offerings....more

Regulation Crowdfunding

On October 30, 2015, the SEC voted to adopt final rules permitting crowdfunding. Regulation Crowdfunding allows issuers to engage in securities-based crowdfunding through the internet pursuant to Section 4(a)(6) of the...more

Uniform Disclosure Requirements: Possible or Aspirational?

Now that the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies and various industry groups are focused on the possibilities associated with modernizing Rule 147 and possibly reviewing the requirements for the Rule 504 and...more

Securities and Corporate Finance Alert: Equity Crowdfunding in Canada Q&A: What is the Current State of the Law?

There is some confusion in the Canadian financial and legal marketplace about the exact state of the law regarding equity crowdfunding. This confusion is understandable, given the fact that there have been a number of...more

Cooperative System Legislation and Regulations Released: Fees, “Interface” and Transition Unresolved

On August 25, 2015, a revised consultation draft of the uniform provincial and territorial Capital Markets Act (CMA) and draft initial regulations under the CMA (Initial Regulations and, together with the CMA, the...more

SEC Proposes New Rules for Crowdfunding Exemption

On October 23, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to propose new rules that would permit companies to offer and sell securities through “crowdfunding.” Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups...more

Focus on Securities - Will Canada Make Room for Crowdfunding?

In This Issue: - 1. Will Canada Make Room for Crowdfunding? - 2. Contact Us Excerpt From “Will Canada Make Room for Crowdfunding?” When the U.S. recently changed its securities laws to enable...more

Washington State Needs Its Own Crowdfunding Law

Congress passed a federal crowdfunding law. This was really exciting, but the federal law is problematic for many, many reasons. As you are probably well aware by now, Congress passed a federal crowdfunding law. This...more

JOBS Act Has Implications for Private Company D&O Liability Insurance

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (commonly referred to as the "JOBS Act"), which was designed to promote job creation by small companies and start-ups through the...more

The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “Act”), a wide-ranging legislative response to the private sector which repeatedly voiced concerns regarding the existence of...more

Crowdfunding: Weighing the Opportunities, Risks

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the "JOBS Act." The acronym (for “Jumpstarting Our Business Startups”) is a little misleading, as the Act has less to do with jobs, per se, than with easing regulatory...more

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