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House Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How the Senate Proposal Compares

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee (the “House Committee”) released its plan for comprehensive tax reform: the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (H.R. 1) (the “House Bill”). Following a week of hearings,...more

The Republican Tax Plan and the Revenue-Raising Assault on Employee Compensation

On November 2, 2017, the Republican caucus of the House of Representatives unveiled its plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code. In an apparent effort to raise revenue, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” if adopted, would...more

SEC Staff Gives Company Boards Central Role in 14a-8 ‘Ordinary Business’ and ‘Economic Relevance’ Exclusions

On November 1, 2017, the staff (the “Staff”) of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (SLB 14I) on shareholder proposals, which sets out a...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - October 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, October 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

SEC Issues Pay Ratio Guidance

With the first required pay ratio disclosures only a few months away, the Commission, on September 21, 2017, issued an interpretative release intended to assist registrants in their compliance efforts. The guidance in the...more

DOL Seeks Further Delay of ‘Fiduciary Rule’ Exemptions

On August 9, 2017, the Department of Labor notified the District Court of Minnesota that it had submitted to the Office of Management and Budget amendments that would delay until July 1, 2019 the applicability of three...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - August 2017

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected international governance and securities law developments during the second quarter of 2017 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations. Please...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - July 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - July 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

DOL Announces No Further Delay to Implementation of the ‘Fiduciary Rule’

On May 22, 2017, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced that the DOL has found no “principled legal basis” to further delay the June 9, 2017 applicability date of its “fiduciary rule.”...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - May 2017

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected international governance and securities law developments during the first quarter of 2017 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, May 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - April 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

DOL Finalizes 60-Day Delay of ‘Fiduciary Rule’

On April 4, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a final rule delaying the applicability date of its “fiduciary rule” and related exemptions to June 9, 2017. The delay also provides that (1) reliance on the Best Interest...more

DOL Proposes 60-Day Delay of ‘Fiduciary Rule’ Applicability Date to June 9, 2017

On March 1, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule that, when finalized, will delay the applicability date of its “fiduciary rule” and related exemptions to June 9, 2017, which is 60 days from its original...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - February 2017

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected international governance and securities law developments during the fourth quarter of 2016 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and...more

SEC to Reconsider the Pay Ratio Rule

On February 6, 2017, the SEC’s Acting Chairman, Michael S. Piwowar, issued a public statement requesting detailed comments on any “unexpected challenges” faced by issuers preparing to comply with the pay ratio disclosure rule...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - February 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

President Trump Mandates Reconsideration of DOL’s ‘Fiduciary’ Rule

Late Friday, the White House issued a Presidential Memorandum requiring the Department of Labor to take a second look at its “fiduciary rule.” The Memorandum directs the DOL to prepare an updated economic and legal analysis...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - January 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

What’s Next for the DOL’s ‘Fiduciary’ Rule?

Under consideration for over 15 years, the rule’s applicability date lands shortly after the Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress and the Presidency. This short client alert outlines some of the options...more

Potential US Tax Reform Could Fundamentally Change the Structure of the US Tax System

With the election of Donald Trump, who pledged during the campaign to usher in fundamental tax reform (including major tax cuts), the Republican majorities in Congress have begun planning major tax changes to the Internal...more

SEC Proposes Universal Proxy Cards in Contested Elections

On October 26, 2016, the SEC proposed amendments to the proxy rules that would require the use of universal proxies in all non-exempt solicitations in contested elections of directors. The focus of the SEC proposal is to...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - October 2016

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected global governance and securities law developments during the third quarter of 2016 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial...more

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