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US IPO Guide - 2022 Edition

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This is our initial public offering guide. It will help you decide whether an IPO is the right move for your company and, if so, help you make sure your IPO goes off as quickly and as smoothly as possible, without any...more

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A "UK Listing": the FCA unveils proposals for a new-look UK listing regime to boost growth and competitiveness

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Proposals to attract more high-quality, growth companies and give investors greater choice have been published by the FCA as part of its ongoing review of the effectiveness of the UK's primary markets. Central to the...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

FCA planning reform of the listing regime

The FCA have published the next stage of the Primary Markets Effectiveness Review. They propose that companies who wish to list in the UK would no longer have to choose between two different segments (premium and standard)...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Courts Strike Down California Diversity Statutes

Two recent rulings by California state court judges have struck-down California statutes that were intended to foster diversity at California-based public companies. In the first case, Crest v. Padilla, No. 20-STCV-37513...more

Dentons

UK Prospectus Regime Review Outcome: replacement of the UK Prospectus Regulation

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The objective to increase the competitiveness of the UK public markets has been led by regulatory and statutory change. Inasmuch as thresholds for listing, and the framework within listing regimes, are based on FCA rules, the...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Wholesale Markets Review Consultation Response Aims for “Tailored” UK Approach

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The consultation response heralds innovation-friendly reform to the UK wholesale capital markets regime. On 1 March 2022, HM Treasury published its response to the July 2021 consultation on the Wholesale Markets Review...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

HM Treasury response to UK Prospectus Regime Review

As recommended by Lord Hill, the Government has set out its policy approach to reform the UK prospectus regime. This includes separating the regulation of public offers of securities from the admission of securities to...more

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California Court Maintains Protections for Western Joshua Tree

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On February 16, 2022, a California state court upheld protections afforded the western Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The ruling came in connection with a lawsuit filed by...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

It's the Little Things: FDA Issues a Warning Letter for Improper Drug Listing

In a nod to Alice Cooper’s 2000 song, “It’s the Little Things” (or, for literary fans, Robert Frost’s quote, “It’s the little details that are vital; little things make big things bigger”), the Food and Drug Administration’s...more

Jones Day

FDA Proposes National Standards for Wholesale Drug Distributors and Third-Party Logistics Providers

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The FDA recently published a proposed rule to create national licensing standards for Wholesale Drug Distributors and Third-Party Logistic Providers....more

Dechert LLP

In Conversation With: London Stock Exchange

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In the first issue of Dechert’s International Capital Markets Team’s “In Conversation With...” series, associates Amy Rees and Nick Quarrie sit down with Shrey Kohli, Director of Fixed Income and Funds at the London Stock...more

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Top 5 Focus Areas for UK Equity Capital Markets in 2022

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Broad reform to listing regimes, growing ESG scrutiny, and increasing retail participation in fundraisings are among the areas to watch. Last year was memorable for UK equity capital markets (ECM). The IPO market was at...more

Bennett Jones LLP

TSX Venture Exchange Updates Security-Based Compensation Policies

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On November 24, 2021, the TSX Venture Exchange (the Exchange) revised its policies regarding security-based compensation. Specifically, Policy 4.4 — Incentive Stock Options (the Former Policy) has been replaced by new...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

FCA Primary Market Effectiveness Review

Following on from the FCA’s consultation on the effectiveness of the Primary Market, the FCA has published final rules on, amongst other things, free float and minimum market capitalisation, which come into force on 3...more

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International Capital Markets Newsletter - Winter 2021: New Nasdaq Board Diversity Listing Rules

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On 6 August 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC’s (“Nasdaq”) proposal to adopt listing rules 5605(f) and 5606 related to enhancing board diversity (the “Board...more

Mayer Brown Free Writings + Perspectives

SEC Reopens Comment Period for Clawback Listing Standard

On October 14, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a release reopening the comment period (Reopening Release) on the clawback listing standard rule that it proposed in 2015 (2015 Proposal). Interested...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Proposed Rules May Attract More Companies With Dual-Class Share Structures to London Stock Exchange

London’s recent notable technology IPOs prove that European markets offer tech companies opportunities to achieve multibillion-dollar valuations and to meet their founders’ requirements. In an attempt to increase the number...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

NYSE Restores Thresholds for Related Party Transactions To Align With SEC Disclosure Requirements

On August 19, 2021, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) filed an immediately effective rule change (Rule Proposal) restoring a transaction value and materiality threshold for related party transactions that require independent...more

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SEC approves Nasdaq’s board diversity rules - SEC Update

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On August 6 the SEC approved the Nasdaq Stock Market’s proposal to amend its listing rules to require operating companies listed on its U.S. exchanges to provide annual disclosures about the diversity of their board...more

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Inclusion, Equity, & Diversity Update – SEC Approves Nasdaq Rule on Board Diversity

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As companies focus on workforce inclusion, equity, and diversity (IE&D), they are under increasing pressure to assure that the membership of their boards reflects these values. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...more

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SEC Approves Nasdaq Board Diversity Proposal

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The growing demand for increased diversity on corporate boards passed another hurdle.  The SEC approved to Nasdaq’s proposed rule changes to mandate increased board diversity requirements.  Three SEC Commissioners, including...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

New NASDAQ Board Diversity Disclosure Rules

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As discussed in more detail here, on August 6, 2021, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved NASDAQ Rules 5605(f) and 5606, which require each NASDAQ listed company (subject to certain narrow...more

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SEC Greenlights New Director Diversity Disclosure Requirements for Nasdaq-Listed Companies

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new disclosure rules on August 6 regarding board member diversity of Nasdaq-listed companies. Nasdaq’s new rules require most companies to tell shareholders how many of...more

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SEC Approves New Board Diversity Disclosure Requirements for Nasdaq-Listed Companies

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The Board Diversity Proposal generally requires each Nasdaq-listed company "to have, or explain why it does not have, at least two members of its board of directors who are Diverse," defined as at least one director who...more

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Client Alert: SEC Approves Nasdaq Board Diversity Listing Rules

On August 6, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) board diversity listing rules. These rules, which Nasdaq initially proposed in December 2020 and then revised...more

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