2014 was a big year for initial public offerings (IPOs). According to Renaissance Capital, 273 companies took the plunge in 2014, the most since 406 companies went public in 2000.
Securities lawyers had a “first time in forever” moment on March 25, when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to approve landmark reforms to its Regulation A, the so-called (and until now little-used) “small offering exemption.”
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved new listing requirements promulgated by the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Stock Market relating to the composition and oversight provided by compensation committees.
On November 16, 2012, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its 2013 "Corporate Governance Policy Updates and Process," which will be used in its proxy voting recommendations for this upcoming annual meeting season.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act), enacted on April 5, 2012, changes and liberalizes the regulatory landscape for both public and private companies seeking to raise capital.
The Staff of the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued a series of Frequently Asked Questions and other guidance on the implementation and application of certain provisions of the JOBS Act.
Today, April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups Act (JOBS Act).
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In response to a petition filed with the District Court of Columbia by the Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America seeking review of the recent changes to the proxy and related rules that are discussed in Manatt’s Securities Law Update, dated September ...
While the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) is largely directed at reforms within the financial services industry, Congress did not miss its opportunity to adopt regulations on corporate governance and compensation practices applicable to ...