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9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Derivative Suit in Favor of Forum Selection Clause Designating Delaware Court of Chancery as Exclusive Forum for All Derivative Claims

USA - May 19 2022 As we have previously discussed (here), Lee v. Robert J. Fisher et al., Case No. 20 Civ. 6163 (N.D. Ca.), is one of a growing number of derivative…

Jonathan M. Wagner, Samantha Alman, Arthur H. Aufses III, Kerri Ann Law, Gary P.Naftalis, Nolan J. Robinson

Court Finds California Board Gender Diversity Statute Unconstitutional

USA - May 19 2022 On May 13, the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, issued a verdict following a bench trial that effectively struck down SB 826, a…

Samantha Alman, Christopher Auguste, Jamie D. Kocis, Shari Kahn Krouner, Kerri Ann Law, Todd E. Lenson, Thomas E. Molner, Nolan J. Robinson, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling

The SEC’s Climate and ESG Task Force Charges Vale S.A. With Securities Fraud

USA - May 17 2022 On April 28, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against the Brazilian mining company Vale S.A., alleging that the company…

Arielle Warshall Katz, Kerri Ann Law, Todd E. Lenson, Gary P.Naftalis, John "Luke" Pizzato, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling

California Appellate Court Affirms Lower Court Decision Enforcing Federal Forum Selection Clause in Company’s Charter

USA - May 9 2022 As previously discussed in our Sept. 10, 2020, client alert, in Wong v. Restoration Robotics, Inc., Case No. 18-CIV-02609 (Cal. Super. Ct. Sept. 1…

Jonathan M. Wagner, Samantha Alman, Arthur H. Aufses III, Kerri Ann Law, Gary P.Naftalis, Nolan J. Robinson

SEC Proposes New Rules for SPAC IPOs and SPAC Business Combinations

USA - April 11 2022 On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposal for new rules and amendments under the Securities Act of 1933 and…

Tobias B. Jacoby, Christopher Auguste, Michael J. Dell, Adi Herman, Ilya Kontorovich, Amanda Webber