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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


SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro discusses say-on-pay provisions and the timing for other Dodd-Frank rulemaking
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2011

In a speech given on November 2, 2011, SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro discussed the regulations put in place through Dodd-Frank, specifically the say-on-pay provisions


SEC proposes rules requiring disclosure of incentive-based compensation arrangements at financial institutions
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

On March 2, 2011, the SEC proposed rules that require certain financial institutions to disclose the structure of their incentive-based compensation practices and prohibit such institutions from maintaining compensation practices that encourage inappropriate risks


SEC’s Chief Accountant addresses status of accounting and auditing standards projects
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

On May 21, 2010, the SEC's Chief Accountant, James Kroeker, testifying before a Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, addressed the status of various accounting and auditing standards matters that the SEC is working on in conjunction with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB


SEC staff issued interpretations on change of accountants
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

On January 14, 2011, the Division of Corporation Finance issued new CDIs regarding change of accountants


NYSE issues annual corporate governance letter
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

On February 10, 2011, the NYSE began sending to all its listed companies its annual corporate governance letter highlighting considerations for NYSE-listed issuers in light of the upcoming annual shareholders' meeting season


Two say-on-pay related derivative suits recently dismissed
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2012

Recently, two say-on-pay related derivative suits were dismissed by courts in California and Maryland


ISS releases 20 FAQs on 2012 compensation guidelines
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2012

On January 25, 2012, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released 20 frequently asked questions on its 2012 compensation guidelines


NYSE deems group of governance proposals to be "non-routine"
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2012

On January 25, 2012, the NYSE released Informational Memo 12-4 which announced revisions to the applicability of Rule 452 to certain types of corporate governance proxy proposals


Proxy access rules effective November 15, 2010
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2010

As discussed in our September 2, 2010 Public Companies Alert, the SEC adopted proxy access rules on August 25, 2010