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Overview of SPACs and latest trends

USA - October 23 2015 A number of recent successful business combination transactions involving special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) led by prominent sponsors...

Don’t be caught dead handed: Avoiding legal challenges to dead hand proxy puts in loan agreements

USA - August 13 2015 A number of public companies have become the target of shareholder books and records inspection demands and litigation related to certain “change of...

Gary B. Rosenbaum, Eric Orsic.

SEC finalizes rules regarding disclosure of CEO pay ratiowhat they require, what to do and what’s next

USA - August 7 2015 In yet another divisive 3-2 vote along party lines, on August 6, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules...

Andrew C. Liazos.

SEC’s large payouts to compliance-officer whistleblowers highlight need for companies to pay prompt attention

USA - April 27 2015 On April 22, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had awarded $1.4 million$1.6 million to a compliance...

Eugene I. Goldman.

SEC proposes disclosure rule for hedging transactions by directors, officers and employees

USA - February 24 2015 On February 9, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule that, if adopted, would require public companies to...

William R. Pomierski, Andrew C. Liazos, Anne G. Plimpton.