Lock-Up Requirements

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Waivers of IPO Lock-up

We have previously commented on the lock-up requirement in connection with IPOs and noted that it has become somewhat more frequent for underwriters to release issuers and/or their shareholders (including directors and...more

The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions is Crown Jewels Lock-Up [Video]

Latham & Watkins partner Timothy FitzSimons explains the M&A term Crown Jewels Lock-Up, a term referring to an M&A technique where the critical assets of a target company are locked-up. For additional definitions of the legal...more

Association of British Insurers Releases New Best Practice Guidelines for Lock-Up Periods

The Association of British Insurers’ guidelines recommend greater transparency in disclosures relating to lock-up agreements. On 14 April, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) published best practice...more

FINRA Releases Public Offering FAQs

FINRA, the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States, has released a set of FAQs relating to its review of public securities offerings filed on its Public Offering Filing...more

FINRA Releases FAQs on its Public Offering Review Process

FINRA recently released a set of frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) relating to its public offering process and the Corporate Financing Rule (Rule 5110). The guidance provided in the FAQs is summarized...more

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