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Business roundtable gives ISS its views on proxy access

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2015

The SEC Division of Corporation Finance recently informed public companies that it will express no views on the application of Rule 14a-8(i)(9

Chancery explains new Delaware statute of limitations

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2015

In Bear Stearns Mortgage Funding Trust 2006-SL1 v. EMC Mortgage LLC et al, the Delaware Court of Chancery explained the operation of Section 8106(c

Proxy access: request to reconsider Whole Foods; another seeks to avoid NYC proposal

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 24 2014

James McRitchie was the shareholder proponent who submitted a proxy access proposal to Whole Foods. The SEC granted Whole Foods' request to exclude

ISS issues FAQs on independent chair policy and Equity Plan Scorecard

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 24 2014

ISS previously issued its 2015 policy updates which we discussed here. ISS has now issued FAQs on the independent chair policy and the Equity Plan

Whole Foods can exclude proxy access proposal

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2014

The SEC has granted Whole Foods no action relief to exclude a proxy access proposal submitted under Rule 14a-8. The proponent's proposal sought a

New surprises in final 2015 ISS policy updates

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2014

This policy is new stand-alone policy. Previously these matters were evaluated under the ISS governance failure policy. ISS maintains the policy

ISS proposes new methodology for evaluating equity plan proposals

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2014

A key component to evaluating whether to place an equity plan proposal in a proxy is whether or not ISS will support the plan. Accoding to ISS, while

ISS considering changing course on independent chair shareholder proposals

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2014

ISS is requesting feedback on a change to its voting policy on independent chair shareholder proposals. ISS' current policy is to generally recommend

Examples of fee shifting by-laws

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2014

Some smaller companies and those in the process of going public have begun adopting fee shifting by-laws. As my colleagues at Stinson Leonard Street

Implementing the Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2014

The Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (the “Revised Act”) has been adopted in Minnesota and will replace Minnesota’s current