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Comparison of the principal provisions of the Delaware and Maryland corporation statutes
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2016

For many years, it was commonly accepted that the corporation law of the State of Delaware was more "modern" or "advantageous" to corporations than


Looking in the Crystal Ball: Proxy Advisory Firms in the Spotlight
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

With a Republican-controlled Congress and a Securities Exchange Commission that will be under the leadership of a new Chair and new Commissioners, we


ISS and Glass Lewis Publish 2017 U.S. Voting Policies
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

U.S. proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis have issued their respective voting policies for the 2017 proxy season


2016 Year-End Key Executive Compensation Reminders and Considerations
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

Although 2017 may bring significant changes to the executive compensation landscape, the following is a brief summary of the key executive


Environmental shareholder proposals increase in frequency and sophistication, but will they continue to be viable?
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

In this article, the WSJ discusses the increased frequency and sophistication of shareholder proposals regarding the environment. In particular, the


Funds Talk: December 2016
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • European Union, France, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 1 2016

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced it is examining registrants' compliance with key whistleblower provisions


ISS Issues Proxy Policy Updates for 2017
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2016

Last week, ISS released the 2017 updates to its benchmark proxy voting policies. The updated policies will generally be applied for shareholder


SEC posts report to Congress on Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-K
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2016

The SEC has posted the staff’s Report on Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-K, a report to Congress required by the FAST Act. (See this


ISS and Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines for the 2017 Proxy Season
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2016

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective proxy voting


That was quick proxy access test drive hits a wall
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2016

You probably recall that, on November 9, 2016, GAMCO Asset Management Inc. (entity affiliated with activist investor Mario Gabelli) and certain