USA - April 5 2012 The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (otherwise known as the JOBS Act), which was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, contains the most sweeping set of changes to the securities laws governing public and private offerings since the Securities Offering Reform was enacted in 2005.
USA - January 26 2012 Yesterday, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) released Information Memo 12-4, “Application of Rule 452 to Certain Types of Corporate Governance Proxy Proposals,” establishing significant new restrictions on broker discretionary voting.
USA - September 8 2011 Late Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary L. Shapiro issued a statement that the SEC would not seek a rehearing of the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacating the SEC’s recently adopted Rule 14a-11 and related amendments and would not seek Supreme Court review.
USA - August 4 2011 On July 26, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) unanimously approved final rules that remove credit ratings as eligibility criteria for “Short Form” registration statements (e.g., Form S-3 and F-3) and replace such criteria with new eligibility requirements.
USA - August 4 2011 On July 26, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) re-proposed for public comment rules that seek to enhance the disclosure, reporting and shelf eligibility requirements for issuers of asset-backed securities (ABS).