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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


Form 8-K disclosures on frequency of say-on-pay votes
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2011

Item 5.07 to Form 8-K was revised in connection with the adoption of the final say-on-pay rules


Attention public companies - you have about 60 days to understand the proxy access rules
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2010

As many know, the SEC adopted the proxy access rules on August 25, 2010


PCAOB, auditors and executive compensation
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2013

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, has reproposed a new auditing standard, Related Parties, and certain other amendments to its


"Pay versus performance" rule proposed by Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2015

On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued another proposed rule under the Dodd-Frank Act, this time with respect to


ISS 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines include new "scorecard" evaluation policy for equity plan proposals
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2014

This month, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) issued its 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines for the upcoming proxy season, which include the


SEC Chair White warns on fee shifting bylaws
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2015

In remarks at a conference attended by M&A professionals, SEC Chair White gave her views on fee shifting bylaws. Currently the SEC staff is focused


Issuer welcomes shareholder proposal
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2015

A coalition of investors submitted a shareholder resolution to Royal Dutch Shell plc. The resolutions titled 'Strategic Resilience for 2035 and


Observations on the SEC’s proposed pay versus performance rule
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2015

The SEC has issued a proposed rule to require companies to disclose the relationship between executive compensation and the financial performance of


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