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Responding to California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2012

Sweeping new legislation that went into effect in California earlier this year requires qualifying companies to detail and publicly disclose the nature and scope of their corporate compliance efforts to eliminate human trafficking, slavery and child labor from their global supply chains


SEC proposes new executive pay versus company performance disclosure rules
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2015

The proposed rules will require larger reporting companies to provide tabular and narrative disclosure in proxy and information statements which


Delaware Chancery Court expands number of direct claims available to stockholders
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

On March 15, 2013, the Delaware Court of Chancery denied motions to dismiss filed by a group of director defendants and certain affiliated funds for


Chief Accountant reminds lawyers that GAAP and not the ABA-auditor treaty governs loss contingency disclosure
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

At a recent New York Bar Association conference, Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, warned registrants to avoid relying on the long-standing ABA-auditor "treaty" between lawyers and auditors when deciding what to report about litigation contingencies in financial statements


Friction in the family business: when fiduciary duties become compromised
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2013

Many people ask, "What duties are owed to a family member who has an interest in the business?" Before getting into this important topic, it is


Division of Corporation Finance upholds exclusion of auditor rotation proposal
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

On December 12, 2011, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance declined the request by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Pension Fund to reconsider the division's letter granting no-action relief to Deere & Company's exclusion of the Pension Fund's auditor rotation proposal from its 2012 proxy materials


Delaware Chancery Court addresses indemnification and advancement of legal expenses
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2012

A recent opinion from the Delaware Chancery Court addresses directors' and officers' indemnification and advancement rights


Maintaining a California subsidiary may expose foreign corporations to service in California
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2011

A recent California Court of Appeals ruling greatly expands the exposure of foreign corporations to suit in California


GSA to terminate small business GWACs when contractor re-represents as large due to merger or acquisition
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2011

On April 19, 2011, the General Services Administration's Small Business Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Center emailed a document titled "Industry Partner Advisory" to the holders of three GWACs managed by the Center: 8(a) STARS, VETS and Alliant Small Business


SBA proposed rule outlines new mentor-protégé program for all small businesses
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2015

Impacts to All SBA Contracting Programs, Including 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran