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House Passes Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2016

On Monday, December 5, the Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act, H.R. 6427, was passed by the House by a vote of 391-2


SEC Staff Recommendations to Amend Regulation S-K Pursuant to Section 72003 of the FAST Act
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2016

On November 23, 2016, the staff (the "Staff") of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") released its "Report on Modernization and


SEC Delivers Report to Congress on Disclosure Simplification
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2016

The FAST Act required the Securities and Exchange Commission to deliver to Congress a report detailing its recommendations regarding the modernization


Whither the CFPB? In Uncertain Times, Rep. Hensarling's Vision May See New Life
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2016

Given the outcome of the presidential election, the focus is now on President-Elect Trump's campaign promises to scale back the Dodd-Frank Act and


SEC Staff Issues New Guidance on Debt Tender Offers
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2016

On November 18, 2016, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance released seven new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations ("C&DIs") pertaining to


SEC Division of Corporation Finance Update
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2016

At the American Bar Association’s Fall Meeting, Keith Higgins, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”), gave his last


SEC Issues New C&DIs on Regulation A and Regulation D
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2016

On November 17, 2016, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Staff”) issued four new compliance and disclosure interpretations


Quick Guide to REIT IPOs
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

Real Estate Investment Trusts ("REITs") are endlessly inventive. They were first developed in the 1960s as a means for ordinary retail investors to


Inside FINRA's "Cross-Selling Sweep"
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

In response to recent highly-publicized scrutiny of bank cross-selling practices, FINRA announced in October 2016 that it is conducting a sweep of


ETN Issuers Affected by Proposed Changes to Nasdaq Listing Rules
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

On September 30, 2016, Nasdaq submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission a proposal to amend certain continued listing requirements for