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SEC APPROVES FINAL RULES ON COMPENSATION COMMITTEE LISTING STANDARDS - On January 11, 2013, the SEC approved the NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards implementing Exchange Act Rule 10C-1, which directs the exchanges to...more

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 Proposes Amendments to Compensation Committee Member Independence Rules

On November 26, 2013, the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) filed a proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to amend its listing rules relating to compensation committee member independence. The...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

Reminder: Exchange Requirements Governing Independence of Compensation Committee Advisers are in Effect as of July 1, 2013

As we previously reported, earlier in 2013 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved certain new listing requirements for the NYSE and NASDAQ effective July 1, 2013. The new listing requirements implement...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

"Deadline Approaching for Compensation Committee Charter Amendments"

As a reminder, by July 1, 2013, compensation committee charters must comply with the new New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) listing requirements that were approved by the Securities and Exchange...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

Deadline Approaches for Amending Compensation Committee Charters

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

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

Independence of Compensation Consultants – Looking Forward and Backward

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

New NYSE Listing Standards Applicable to Compensation Committees and Advisers Now Final

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

Market Trends & Legal Developments for Dealmakers - Quarter 4: 2012

In This Issue: -Market Trends -Venture Capital -Private Equity -Initial Public Offerings -Mergers & Acquisitions -Legal Updates -Jobs Act & Capital Markets -Mergers &...more

SEC Approves NYSE and Nasdaq Independence Standards for Compensation Committees and Advisers

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

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

Changes To D&O Questionnaires To Implement NYSE And Nasdaq Compensation Committee Independence Rules

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

Law Firm Disclosures Under Stock Exchange Compensation Committee Independence Requirements

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

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

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