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First Circuit Sun Capital decision increases ERISA exposure for private equity funds

USA - August 6 2013 On July 24, 2013, in a controversial ruling in the Sun Capital1 case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit endorsed the view of the…

Jessica Neidhart Agostinho, Cynthia Akard, Ann Becchina, Erin K. Cho, Jeffrey P. Crandall, Kyoko Takahashi Lin, Jean M. McLoughlin, Veronica M. Wissel

Compensation committee and adviser implementation begins July 1: what to do now

USA - May 3 2013 As discussed in our previous memo, in January 2013, the SEC approved amendments to the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards relating to compensation…

David L. Caplan, Cynthia Akard, Ning Chiu, Jeffrey P. Crandall, William M. Kelly, Kyoko Takahashi Lin, Jean M. McLoughlin, Richard J. Sandler, Elizabeth S. Weinstein

Recent European compensation developments: financial institutions and beyond

European Union, Switzerland - April 23 2013 Almost half a decade after the onset of the financial crisis, populist sentiment and the resulting political environment continue to fuel stricter…

Cynthia Akard, Simon Evers, Andrew S. Fei, Luigi L De Ghenghi, Matthew Hart, Kyoko Takahashi Lin, Alexander Mehra, Simon Witty

SEC approves the NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards on compensation committees and advisers

USA - January 22 2013 On January 11, 2013, the SEC approved the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards, as amended, to implement the SEC's requirement that national securities…

Cynthia Akard, Beverly Fanger Chase, Ning Chiu, Jeffrey P. Crandall, Joseph A. Hall, William M. Kelly, Kyoko Takahashi Lin, Jean M. McLoughlin, Gillian Emmett Moldowan

Recent developments in executive compensation litigation

USA - January 17 2013 In the current environment and in the wake of Dodd-Frank (and, before that, TARP) mandated rules requiring shareholder advisory votes on executive…

Cynthia Akard, Ning Chiu, Jeffrey P. Crandall, Kyoko Takahashi Lin, Scott B. Luftglass, Jean M. McLoughlin, Lawrence Portnoy