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SEC adopts changes to director election process for public companies
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

On August 25, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules that require all U.S. public companies (and certain non-U.S. companies that comply with the U.S. proxy rules) to include in their proxy materials shareholder director nominees and shareholder proposals that seek to regulate the nomination and election of directors


Corporate governance amendments included in manager amendment to Senator Dodd bill
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

On March 22, 2010, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs approved a 114-page Manager's Amendment to the bill introduced by Senator Dodd titled, "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" (the "2010 Bill"


FASB to issue revised exposure draft on loss-contingency disclosures
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

On April 14, 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) decided to revise the proposed quantitative and qualitative disclosure requirements in its original Exposure Draft relating to disclosures on loss contingencies and to issue a revised Exposure Draft in May 2010


Division of Corporation Finance issues “Dear CFO” letter questioning repurchase agreements
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

On March 29, 2010, the Division of Corporation Finance staff posted a sample letter it provided to the chief financial officer of certain public companies requesting information about repurchase agreements, securities lending transactions, or other transactions involving the transfer of financial assets with an obligation to repurchase the transferred assets


SEC grants order staying effectiveness of proxy access rules
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2010

On October 4, 2010, the SEC granted a stay of its proxy access rules pending resolution of the Business Roundtable and Chamber of Commerce petition for review of such rules with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals


Court rejects shareholder proposal due to insufficient proof of ownership
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2011

Rather than attempt to exclude a shareholder proposal through the normal SEC channels, a company filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas seeking a declaratory judgment that would allow the company to exclude the shareholder proposal submitted by John Chevedden due to his alleged lack of eligibility


SEC issues concept release on the U.S. proxy system
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 14, 2010, the SEC issued a concept release on the U.S. proxy system which solicits comments on whether any deficiencies in the proxy system warrant rulemaking in the future


Division of Corporation Finance publishes revised accounting manual
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 7, 2010, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance published a revised Financial Reporting Manual


SEC Commissioner Aguilar gives speech on board diversity
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2011

In his speech titled "Board Diversity: Why It Matters and How to Improve It," SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar indicated there could be improvement in the disclosure provided by companies regarding board diversity, as newly required under the changes to Item 407 of Regulation S-K in late 2009


NYSE Commission on Corporate Governance issues final report
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2010

On September 23, 2010, the NYSE Commission on Corporate Governance issued its final report that identifies 10 core governance principles, and considered these principles in the context of the three corporate governance actors: boards, management and shareholders