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SEC Provides Guidance on Director Diversity Disclosure

USA - February 11 2019 On February 6, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance released Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations 116...

Matthew M. Friestedt, Mitchell S. Eitel, Catherine M. Clarkin, Audra D. Cohen, Heather L. Coleman, William D. Torchiana, Garth W. Bray, Joseph B. Frumkin, Scott D. Miller, Chun Wei, Waldo D. Jones Jr., Melissa Sawyer, Marc Treviño, Alison S. Ressler, Krystian Czerniecki, Jeremy B. Kutner, Keiji Hatano, John Horsfield-Bradbury, Michael G. DeSombre, H. Rodgin Cohen, Sarah P. Payne, Donald R. Crawshaw, Robert W. Reeder III, Robert Buckholz, Robert W. Downes.

SEC adopts disclosure rules on hedging policies: Requires description of any hedging policies or practices adopted, not specified transactions; will apply to most companies beginning in 2020

USA - January 3 2019 On December 18, 2018, the SEC adopted rules requiring disclosure of policies and practices regarding hedging for directors, officers and employees of...

Matthew M. Friestedt, Mitchell S. Eitel, Catherine M. Clarkin, Heather L. Coleman, William D. Torchiana, David B. Rockwell, Garth W. Bray, Joseph B. Frumkin, Scott D. Miller, Chun Wei, Waldo D. Jones Jr., Melissa Sawyer, Marc Treviño, Alison S. Ressler, Krystian Czerniecki, Carsten Berrar, Jeremy B. Kutner, Keiji Hatano, John Horsfield-Bradbury, Olivier de Vilmorin, Michael G. DeSombre, Gwen Wong, H. Rodgin Cohen, Sarah P. Payne, Robert W. Reeder III, Robert W. Downes.

ISS Announces Limited Benchmark Policy Updates

USA, Canada - November 19 2018 ISS Updates Its 2019 Benchmark Proxy Voting Policies for the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific Regions, to Take Effect for Shareholder Meetings Held...

Mitchell S. Eitel, Catherine M. Clarkin, Heather L. Coleman, William D. Torchiana, Garth W. Bray, Joseph B. Frumkin, Scott D. Miller, Chun Wei, Waldo D. Jones Jr., Melissa Sawyer, Marc Treviño, Alison S. Ressler, Robert Chu, Carsten Berrar, Jeremy B. Kutner, Keiji Hatano, Olivier de Vilmorin, Michael G. DeSombre, Gwen Wong, H. Rodgin Cohen, Sarah P. Payne, Robert W. Reeder III, Robert W. Downes.

New SEC Staff Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

USA - October 25 2018 Continues to Encourage Board of Director Involvement in the "Ordinary Business" and "Economic Relevance" Exclusions and Provides Examples of Useful...

Matthew M. Friestedt, Mitchell S. Eitel, Catherine M. Clarkin, Heather L. Coleman, William D. Torchiana, Garth W. Bray, Joseph B. Frumkin, Scott D. Miller, Chun Wei, Waldo D. Jones Jr., Melissa Sawyer, Marc Treviño, Alison S. Ressler, Krystian Czerniecki, Robert Chu, Carsten Berrar, Jeremy B. Kutner, Keiji Hatano, Michael G. DeSombre, Gwen Wong, H. Rodgin Cohen, Sarah P. Payne, Robert W. Reeder III, Robert Buckholz, Robert W. Downes.

Corporate Governance UpdatesLaunch of 2019 ISS Comment Period and Release of Commonsense Principles 2.0

USA - October 22 2018 On October 18, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) announced that the comment period for its 2019 benchmark voting policy is open until...

Mitchell S. Eitel, Catherine M. Clarkin, Heather L. Coleman, William D. Torchiana, Garth W. Bray, Joseph B. Frumkin, Scott D. Miller, Chun Wei, Waldo D. Jones Jr., Melissa Sawyer, Marc Treviño, Alison S. Ressler, Robert Chu, Carsten Berrar, Jeremy B. Kutner, Keiji Hatano, Olivier de Vilmorin, Michael G. DeSombre, Gwen Wong, H. Rodgin Cohen, Sarah P. Payne, Robert W. Reeder III, Robert W. Downes.