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NASDAQ Amends Listing Standards to Remove Prohibition on Receipt of Compensatory Fees by Compensation Committee Members

On November 26, 2013, the NASDAQ Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) filed an amendment to its listing standards that eliminates the prohibition on the receipt of compensatory fees by compensation committee members. Nasdaq listing...more

NASDAQ Amending Compensation Committee Director Independence Requirements

On November 26, 2013, the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to its listing rules on compensation committee composition to, among other things, replace...more

The New NYSE and Nasdaq Listing Standards: What Should Companies Be Doing?

It has been nearly two months since the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards became effective that require compensation committees to assess the independence of their consultants, legal counsel and other advisors. Arising out of...more

New NYSE and NASDAQ Compensation Committee Rules to be Implemented on July 1, 2013

The deadline for companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange or The NASDAQ Stock Market to implement key components of the new listing rules adopted earlier this year related to the independence of compensation committees...more

NYSE and NASDAQ Listing Rules for Compensation Committees | Scheduled to Take Effect as Early as July 1, 2013

This past January, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) approved new corporate governance listing rules proposed by each of the New York Stock Exchange (the NYSE) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (the NASDAQ) pursuant...more

Public Company Adviser - June 2013: Compensation Committees May Need to Consider the Independence of Outside Legal Counsel to the...

Under new NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards that take effect on July 1, 2013, a compensation committee may receive advice from legal counsel, as well as compensation consultants and other advisors, only after considering six...more

Heightened Independence Standards for Advisors Should Give Compensation Committees Pause for Thought After July 1, 2013

On July 1, 2013, the portion of the revised "listing standards" of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ Stock Market (Nasdaq) related to the independence of advisors to compensation committees of listed companies...more

First Deadline Approaching for NYSE and Nasdaq Listed Companies to Comply with New Compensation Committee Rules

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

SEC Approves NYSE and NASDAQ Revised Listing Rules Regarding the Independence of Compensation Committees and Their Advisers

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

NYSE and Nasdaq Adopt Listing Standards for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers

Overview - 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

Public Company Adviser - February 2013: New Listing Standards Affect Compensation Committees

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

SEC Approves New Corporate Governance Listing Standards for Compensation Committees and Advisers

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

Small Business Securities Bulletin - SEC Approves Nasdaq Rule Addressing Compensation Committees, Consultants

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

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

SEC Approves NYSE and NASDAQ Rules on Compensation Committees and Advisers

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

Executive Compensation and Corporate and Securities Alert: SEC Adopts NYSE and Nasdaq Rules Relating to Compensation Committees...

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

SEC Approves Exchanges’ Proposed Rules for Compensation Committees and Their Advisers

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

NYSE and NASDAQ Listing Standards for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers Approved By SEC

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

"SEC Approves NYSE and Nasdaq Compensation Committee Rules"

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

SEC Approves NYSE and NASDAQ Listing Standards Applicable to Compensation Committees and Advisers

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

NYSE And NASDAQ Compensation Committee And Compensation Advisers Listing Standards

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

SEC Approves NYSE and NASDAQ New Compensation Committee and Adviser Listing Standards

On January 11, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved final amendments to listing standards submitted by NYSE Regulation, Inc. and NASDAQ Stock Market LLC with regard to the independence of compensation committees...more

SEC Approves New Compensation Committee and Adviser Independence Listing Standards

As discussed in two previous Client Alerts, on June 20, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted Rule 10C-1 to implement the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...more

Considerations for Placing Private Equity Sponsor Representatives on Public Portfolio Company Board Committees

Many private equity sponsors have been or are considering undertaking an initial public offering of a portfolio company. In negotiating stockholder arrangements and committee assignments for their director representatives...more

NYSE And Nasdaq Amend Compensation Committee Independence Proposals

Nasdaq has amended its proposal regarding independence of compensation committees required by the Dodd-Frank Act. Nasdaq proposes to clarify that a compensation committee is not required to conduct the independence...more

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