Foreign Private Issuers

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SEC Proposes Broadened Executive Compensation “Clawback” Rules

On July 1, the SEC proposed rules requiring national security exchanges (such as NYSE and Nasdaq) to establish listing standards requiring publicly traded companies to adopt, comply with and disclose written clawback...more

Coming to America – A Guide for FPIs

In this Issue: - The Latham FPI Guide: Accessing the US Capital Markets From Outside the United States - Chapter 1: Background - Chapter 2: Unregistered Global Offerings – Regulation S, Rule 144A and...more

NYSE Proposes Rule Changes Requiring Foreign Private Issuers to Submit Semi-Annual Financial Information to SEC

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) recently proposed amendments to the NYSE Listed Company Manual (Manual) to adopt a requirement that NYSE-listed foreign private issuers (FPIs) submit semi-annual unaudited financial...more

EU Securities – Proposed Settlement System to Facilitate London Listings of US Companies

Historically, due to certain restrictions under US securities laws, equity securities of US companies and other companies that do not qualify as “foreign private issuers” under US securities laws (collectively, “US-Based...more

"Will 2014 Be the ‘Year of the Foreign Private Issuer’?"

Experience in 2013 has shown that U.S. securities exchanges are once again becoming increasingly popular venues for listings by non-U.S. companies. The number of non-U.S. companies that conducted initial listings in the U.S....more

Financial Statement Requirements in US Securities Offerings: What You Need to Know 2013 Edition

The most frequently asked question at all-hands meetings for a securities offering is “What financial statements will be needed?” The question seems simple enough. But the answer is rarely straightforward. This User’s...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition

In this issue: - US DEVELOPMENTS - Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Developments - SEC Reporting Companies Begin to Comply with New Iran-Related Disclosure Requirements - SEC Says Social Media...more

Corporate Finance Alert: The Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures — A Disclosure Guide

Companies commonly supplement their reported earnings under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with non-GAAP financial measures that they believe more accurately reflect their results of operations or...more

SEC Approves Final NYSE and NASDAQ Compensation Committee Rules

Companies are required to comply with certain of the new listing standards relating to compensation adviser independence by July 1, 2013. On January 11, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved...more

Division of Corporation Finance Updates Its Confidential Submission Process for Emerging Growth Companies and Foreign Private...

On June 28, 2012, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance provided an updated announcement stating that emerging growth companies (EGCs) and foreign private issuers (FPIs) should continue to use the secure email system...more

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