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PCAOB Adopts New Auditor Reporting Standard Requiring Communication of Any Critical Audit Matters
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2017

On June 1, 2017, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) announced the adoption of a new auditor reporting standard, subject to SEC

FINRA Permits Related Performance Information in Institutional Communications for Registered Closed-End Funds
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

In an interpretive guidance letter issued to a registered closed-end fund on June 9, 2017, FINRA permitted the use of “related performance

Does the health of the economy depend on getting the role of shareholders right?
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

Are shareholders really the “owners” of corporations? Even though shareholders have no responsibilities to the corporations they “own”? Should

SEC Commissioner Piwowar: SEC Staff Working on Amendments to the “Loan Provision” Concerning Auditor Independence
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

In opening remarks at the 2017 SECNASAA Annual Section 19(d) Conference on May 9, 2017 (the Conference), SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar stated

The Ticker - June 16, 2017
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

The Ticker shares recent developments in SEC compliance, capital markets, corporate governance, executive compensation and other matters important to

10 Essential Steps to Effective Third-Party Risk Management
  • NAVEX Global (US)
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

Everyone knows that change is difficult, but deciding how and when to instigate change can be the toughest part of the process. Many clients have

Shareholder Activism - are resource companies fair game?
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia, USA
  • June 15 2017

We may look back on Monday, 10 April 2017, as the day shareholder activism “US style” finally arrived on our shores. On that day BHP Billiton, one of

The Financial CHOICE Act and Shareholder Engagement
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

The Financial CHOICE Act introduced in the House this spring has largely garnered attention because of its rollback of Dodd-Frank, but the bill would

Vermont Governor Enacts Law Including Blockchain Application
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2017

On June 8, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into law legislation (S. 135), which would, among other things, allow for broader business and legal

CEO Pay Ratio Rule - Start Preparing Now
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2017

Despite many predictions that the CEO pay ratio rule would be repealed, or at least delayed, there is no indication that any such relief will be