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SNAP IPO Debuts On NYSE

SNAP Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, went public yesterday with a valuation of approximately $33.4 billion. The Company raised $3.4 billion at $17 per share, and is now trading well above the IPO price. While SNAP has...more

A Deep Dive into Privacy/Security Disclosures in Snap’s S-1

Last week, Snap Inc. (“Snap” or the “Company”) – the parent company of the wildly popular app Snapchat (“Snapchat” or the “App”) – became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in the biggest tech IPO since...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

RBS has agreed to pay $85 million to the CFTC to resolve allegations that its traders “manipulated the ISDAfix benchmark rate over a period of five years to benefit the bank’s derivatives positions”....more

South Africa Newsletter - September 2016

by Dentons on

South Africa’s diverse economy, strategic role in Africa and political history create a unique business and regulatory environment. The Dentons South Africa Newsletter will help you keep abreast of issues that affect doing...more

Tesla, SolarCity and Social Media

Tesla, in an offer to acquire SolarCity, appears to be the first to announce a major proposed acquisition by a blog post. Since an 8-K was also filed, it can’t be sole proof that social media is a recognized distribution...more

Second Circuit: Facebook Shareholders Lack Standing for Derivative Suits Challenging Pre-IPO Statements

by Carlton Fields on

Earlier this week, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit opinion reinforced that federal courts take standing in derivative actions quite seriously, particular when the alleged director misconduct predated the IPO....more

And The Survey Says . . . GCs Need More Cybersecurity And Social Media Training

by Blank Rome LLP on

Becoming better versed in issues surrounding cybersecurity and social media risk would greatly benefit general counsel at publicly traded companies, according to a recent survey of executive leadership....more

SEC Gives Guidance on Use of Social Media under Regulation FD

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Over the last several months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has provided the public with two new interpretive guides regarding the use of social media by public companies, investment companies and their...more

Could Twitter Help Companies Revolutionize Earnings Calls?

by Greentarget on

On May 7 Seattle-based real estate information company Zillow became the first publicly traded company ever to take live questions from the public over Twitter and Facebook during its earnings call. Zillow opened the floor to...more

SEC Issues Guidance on Social Media and Regulation FD

by Morgan Lewis on

Public companies are encouraged to rigorously analyze SEC guidance prior to disseminating material information via social media....more

SEC Report Opens Door to Use of Social Media

by Smith Anderson on

On April 2, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a Report of Investigation (the “Social Media Report”) clarifying that a company subject to Regulation Fair Disclosure (“Regulation FD”) may use...more

SEC ‘Likes’ Public Company Disclosures on Facebook and Other Social Media

by Ifrah PLLC on

Last December, we wrote about the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s issuance of so-called “Wells” notices indicating that the agency was considering whether to bring enforcement proceedings against Netflix and its...more

SEC Addresses Use of Social Media for Public Company Disclosures

by K&L Gates LLP on

On April 2, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a Report of Investigation that directly addresses the application of Regulation FD to disclosures made through social media channels such as Facebook and...more

Lessons Learned in 2012

by Snell & Wilmer on

As one calendar year ends and the next begins, it is natural to look back to take an inventory of lessons learned and to look forward in an attempt to implement such lessons. The year 2012 certainly had its fair share of...more

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