When China's e-commerce giant Alibaba -- with a valuation that may make it the world's third-largest Internet company behind only Google and Amazon -- made the decision to go public, listing in Hong Kong was its natural first...more
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) became law in April with a goal of improving access to capital markets and easing compliance burdens for newer and smaller public companies. Among other things, the...more
On April 5, 2012, after overwhelming bi-partisan support in Congress but criticism from regulators and investor protection groups, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act). The...more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, enacting it into law. The JOBS Act is intended to make it easier for smaller and earlier stage companies to raise capital and also to...more
Congress passed legislation that, if signed as expected by President Obama, will allow companies to raise capital more easily in both the private and public markets. As reported in our client alert dated March 14, 2012, the...more
Originally Published in Law360, March 21, 2012.
Building on months of momentum in Congress, on March 8, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act by a bipartisan vote...more
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that, if approved by the Senate and enacted into law, would allow companies to raise capital more easily in both the private and public markets. On March 8, 2012, the...more