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COVID-19 Considerations for US and European Public Companies

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the responses of governments and societies to the crisis are having a profound impact on public companies and capital markets worldwide. Such companies, including those in the United...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Options for Conducting Annual Shareholder Meetings and Director Meetings During a Time of COVID-19 Shelter in Place Orders

As social distancing policies and mandates continue to take hold across the country, companies are grappling to understand the implications of these measures on their business. One compliance issue to resolve is that...more

Vedder Price

COVID-19 Update – SEC Staff Issues Guidance for Conducting Annual Meetings

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On March 13, 2020, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management and Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance in response to various inquiries from issuers and shareholders regarding compliance with the...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

COVID-19 and Corporate Shareholder and Director Meetings in Virginia

Annual Shareholder Meetings - As Virginia corporations navigate this year’s annual shareholder meeting season, many have come face-to-face with the COVID-19 pandemic. The social distancing requirements related to the...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Effective Collaboration with the Governor Nets Pragmatic Solution to COVID-19 Corporate Issues in Alaska

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On March 19, Dorsey attorneys successfully obtained an emergency order from the Governor of the State of Alaska, which temporarily suspends certain state laws during the coronavirus public health crisis, and allows all Alaska...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Answers to AGM Questions Raised by the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.K. public companies preparing for this year’s annual general meeting (AGM) season are facing a number of unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as they seek to comply with their legal obligations while...more

Arent Fox

Navigating Proxy Season in Light of COVID-19

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On March 13, 2020, the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission published guidance (Staff Guidance for Conducting Annual Meetings in Light of COVID-19 Concerns) to assist issuers of securities...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Evolving Corporate Governance and U.S. Securities Laws Issues in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our world is changing on a daily – if not hourly – basis, as we deal with unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This Q&A provides public companies with U.S. securities laws and corporate governance...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

SEC Offers Guidance – How COVID-19 Impacts Conducting the Annual Meeting

On March 13, 2020, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidance for conducting annual meetings in light of concerns caused by COVID-19....more

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Virtual Shareholder Meetings Permitted for NY Corporations through April 19

On Friday, New York’s Governor Cuomo issued an executive order providing that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, corporations incorporated in New York will be permitted to hold virtual-only shareholders meetings through...more

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SEC Guidance for Annual Shareholders Meetings Affected by COVID-19

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is continuing to provide guidance to accommodate companies in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus. As discussed in our recent Viewpoints advisory, the SEC has...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Securities Regulators Provide Guidance for AGMs During COVID-19 Outbreak

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As discussed in our earlier update, COVID-19 and Annual Shareholder Meetings, many issuers are reconsidering certain elements of their upcoming annual shareholders meeting (AGM). The regulatory reaction to this trend has...more

Allen Matkins

DBO Says It "Will Not Criticize" Banks And Credit Unions For Holding Virtual Meetings

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In response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) emergency, the California Department of Business Oversight has issued guidance to banks and credit unions and to escrow agents, finance lenders and services, student loan servicers,...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

New York Governor Issues Executive Order Allowing Virtual-Only Annual Meetings

On March 20, 2020, to address public health concerns over public gatherings in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.8,... enabling New York corporations to hold...more

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

SEC Staff Provides Guidance for Upcoming Shareholders' Meetings

Given the recent restrictions on travel and sizes of group gatherings imposed by federal, state and local governments, the Securities and Exchange Commission staff has published guidance to those issuers, shareholders and...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Considerations For Shareholder Proposals

Companies have been considering changes to annual meetings because of the concerns about the coronavirus and the disease that it causes known as COVID-19. The typical procedures regarding the presentation of shareholder...more

White & Case LLP

Spanish Transitory Measures

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The Spanish Government has approved a €200 billion emergency program to fund efforts to contain COVID-19 epidemic....more

Foley Hoag LLP - IPO, Then What?

SEC gives Issuers Added Flexibility to Adjust Annual Meetings in Light of COVID-19

As efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 gain steam, companies may consider whether to hold a virtual annual meeting rather than a traditional in-person meeting. To that end, the SEC staff has offered public companies...more

White & Case LLP

Practical considerations: the impact of COVID-19 on the holding of annual general meetings

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The steps recommended by the Government to combat the effects of the Coronavirus ("COVID-19"), in particular the recommendation to avoid large public gatherings, are likely to have an impact on the format of annual general...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

SEC Guidance On Annual Meeting Changes Due To COVID-19

On March 13, 2020, the staff (the “Staff”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) provided guidance regarding potential changes to the date, time, location, or format of upcoming annual meetings of...more

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Convening A Condominium AGM Amid Concerns Over COVID-19?

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Spring is typically Annual General Meeting (AGM) season for condominium corporations and with the COVID-19 virus having been declared a pandemic last week, condo boards should consider whether or not to proceed with scheduled...more

White and Williams LLP

Practicing Good Corporate Hygiene In The Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Travel restrictions, quarantines, office closures and social distancing associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are rapidly disrupting normal business operations throughout the United States, and these disruptions...more

Bennett Jones LLP

COVID-19 and Annual Shareholder Meetings

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As a result of measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, Canadian public companies are reconsidering typical approaches to annual meetings of shareholders. Many public companies are deciding to hold virtual or hybrid...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Managing the Commercial Impact of the Coronavirus: Considerations for Virtual Annual Meetings

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As the coronavirus (specifically, “COVID-19”) outbreak continues to wreak havoc on markets and industries in the U.S. and around the world, businesses are now confronting significant and unique challenges. Successful...more

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Le misure per le assemblee societarie previste dal Decreto Cura Italia

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Il Decreto Cura Italia proroga il termine per la convocazione dell’assemblea ordinaria di approvazione del bilancio e agevola la partecipazione degli azionisti con mezzi alternativi all’intervento di persona. Il Decreto...more

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