Last week, in Styrene Information and Research Center v. Sebelius, Judge Reggie Walton of the District Court for the District of Columbia rejected challenges to the decision by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to list styrene...more
In This Issue:
Major Publications and Decisions; New Listing Decisions; New Guidance Letters; Enforcement News; and Regulatory Watch.
- Excerpt from Major Publications and Decisions:
Chain principle offer...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
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) recently filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to delete Rule 312.07 of its listing standards. The historically controversial shareholder voting rule currently...more
Long-heralded reform of the UK financial services regulation architecture impacts the listed company regime.
On 1 April, a new financial regulation architecture became operative in the UK through the Financial...more
The SEC has elaborated on its Rule 14a-8(i)(3) analysis in its recent responses to registrant request for no-action letters.
Shareholder proposals often reference definitions found in NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards...more
Handbooks for Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority will replace FSA Handbook on 1 April.
On 8 March, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) published draft handbooksfor the two new...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
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (‘BIS’) announced in September 2012 that it had developed proposals with the London Stock Exchange (the ‘LSE’) to attract high growth companies to list...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
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
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
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 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
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved new New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) listing requirements relating to compensation committees of listed companies. The listing...more
On January 11, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new listing standards for companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ) regarding independence...more
Section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act) provides standards and disclosure requirements related to the independence of compensation committees and their retained advisors. To...more
Various NYSE require listed companies to provide notice to the NYSE upon certain events. The methods specified to give notice vary from rule to rule and sometimes no notice method is specified. The SEC has approved an...more
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