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SEC Qualifies First Token Offerings Under Regulation A

USA - July 18 2019 On July 10 and July 11, 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) qualified the Regulation A token offerings of Blockstack PBC and...

Alfred Browne, Karen Ubell, Kenneth Juster, Katherine Snow, Rodrigo Seira.

SEC Releases Long-Awaited ‘Plain English’ Guidance for Digital Assets and Investment Contract Analysis

USA - April 4 2019 On April 3, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance released a No Action Letter and a suggested framework for applying the investment contract...

Alfred Browne, Patrick Gibbs, Luke Cadigan, Tali Sealman, Karen Ubell.

The Massachusetts Securities Division and Its Recent ICO Actions

USA - April 26 2018 On March 27, 2018, Massachusetts' top securities regulator - the Massachusetts Securities Division (the Division) - propelled itself to the forefront...

Alfred Browne, Patrick Gibbs, Luke Cadigan.

SEC proposes new rules on pay versus performance

USA - May 19 2015 When "Compensation Actually Paid" is Not Compensation Actually Paid and "Company Financial Performance" May be Unrelated to Company Financial...

Thomas Welk, Cydney S. Posner, Kenneth Guernsey, Sam Livermore, Brent Siler.

At long last, SEC staff issues proxy advisory firm guidance: will it calm the controversy?

USA - July 9 2014 After years of releases, roundtables and recommendations, the SEC's Divisions of Investment Management and Corporation Finance have posted Staff...

Thomas Welk, Cydney S. Posner, Kenneth Guernsey, Sam Livermore, Brent Siler.