The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, has reproposed a new auditing standard, Related Parties, and certain other amendments to its standards. Overall, the reproposal is directed at detecting material...more
As noted in our Securities Alert dated October 9, 2012, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) proposed rule changes to their respective listing standards affecting public company boards of...more
As most listed public companies know, as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, the stock exchanges have adopted rules regarding the independence of compensation committees and their advisers. NASDAQ and the NYSE require the first...more
Companies must comply with certain final NYSE and NASDAQ listing rules by July 1.
By July 1, affected companies must comply with recent amendments to the listing rules of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the...more
Amendments to the stock exchange listing rules governing compensation committee independence were finalized recently, as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ...more
Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to the listing standards of The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and The Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) to implement Rule 10C-1...more
SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar recently gave a speech setting forth his views on proxy disclosure. Some of the more interesting points were...more
In January 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved new NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards addressing the independence of compensation committees and their advisers.
In this edition of the Public Company...more
On Jan. 11, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved amended corporate governance listing standards for the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (the “Nasdaq”). The amended...more
A periodic bulletin keeping small businesses informed about current developments in securities law and related matters.
Final Nasdaq Rule -
In our October 2012 Bulletin, we discussed The NASDAQ Stock Exchange LLC’s...more
On January 11 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved rule changes proposed by the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and the NASDAQ Stock Market (“Nasdaq”), adding new requirements for consultants retained by...more
As companies prepare for the 2013 annual meeting and reporting season, we have compiled an overview of the corporate governance and disclosure matters that companies should consider as they draft this season’s disclosure...more
On January 11, 2013, the SEC approved new listing standards regarding independence requirements for compensation committees and compensation advisers of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed companies. The NYSE initially...more
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-Initial Public Offerings
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-Jobs Act & Capital Markets
New listing standards for publicly traded companies require board compensation committees composed of directors that satisfy new independence standards by the first annual meeting after January 15, 2014, or, if earlier,...more
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
Both the NYSE and Nasdaq stock exchanges are requiring most issuers to have independent compensation committees by the earlier of their first annual meeting after January 14, 2014, or October 14, 2014. ...more
New S-K Item 407(e)(3)(iv) provides that if any compensation consultant has played a role in determining or recommending the amount or form of executive and director compensation, and the consultant’s work has raised any...more
The NYSE and Nasdaq have recently adopted rules which will require compensation committees to consider certain enumerated factors before selecting, or receiving advice from, a compensation consultant, legal counsel or other...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved new listing requirements promulgated by the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Stock Market relating to the composition and oversight provided by compensation...more
On January 11, 2013 the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") approved the equity listing standards proposed by the NYSE and Nasdaq, as amended1 regarding compensation committee independence criteria and compensation...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) formally approved several new listing rules proposed by NASDAQ and the NYSE on January 11, 2013. The new listing rules are designed to bring the listing standards of each...more
On January 14, 2013, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a trial court's denial of attorneys' fees in connection with a corporate waste claim filed against corporate board members for the board's decision to pay certain...more
On January 11, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued final orders approving The NASDAQ Stock Market (Nasdaq) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) proposed listing standards relating to compensation...more
On January 11, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) and the NASDAQ Stock Market’s (NASDAQ) listing standards relating to the independence of compensation...more
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