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U.S. SEC proposes amendments to beneficial ownership reporting rules

USA - February 24 2022 On February 10, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed amendments[1] to the rules governing beneficial ownership…

Scott Lesmes, David M. Lynn

U.S. SEC adopts universal proxy card rules

USA - December 15 2021 On November 17, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted amendments to the proxy rules to require (and implement) the use…

David M. Lynn, Chris M. Rolle

2020 Poison Pill Recap and Current Trends

USA - February 24 2021 The number of stockholder rights plans (also known as “poison pills”) adopted in 2020 significantly increased compared to prior years. The collapse…

Mara Elyse Goodman, Michael G. O'Bryan, Joseph Sulzbach

FTC-Proposed HSR Amendment Could Make It Easier for Activist Investors and Hostile Bidders to Keep Positions Confidential from Issuers

USA - September 25 2020 On September 21, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) announced proposed amendments that, if enacted, would make significant changes to the…

Vishal Mehta, Joseph Sulzbach

Poison Pill Deep Dive Series: Qualifying Offer

USA - July 2 2020 The sixth of a six-part series examining six specific and evolving rights plan provisions. As discussed in greater detail in some of our prior…

Mara Elyse Goodman, Michael G. O'Bryan, Joseph Sulzbach