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SPACs 2.0: new SPAC rules changes approved by NASDAQ and NYSE AMEX and new market features make SPACs a more attractive investment vehicle In 2011

USA - March 22 2011 The last three quarters have seen a rebirth of initial public offerings by special purpose acquisition corporations ("SPAC") brandishing new features and creative solutions to the problems that contributed to the demise of the SPAC market in 2008.

SEC freezes assets and brings civil charges against EB-5 investor visa project

USA - February 11 2013 In the first SEC enforcement action of its kind, the SEC announced on February 8, 2013 that it had filed civil charges against, and received an…

Setting the record straight on the new general solicitation rules

USA - November 8 2013 On September 23, 2013, the final rules eliminating the prohibition on general solicitation and advertising for certain offerings under Rule 506 went…

John R. Hempill

Delaware has no per se rule against "don't ask, don't waive" standstill provisions, but boards must be careful in using them

USA - January 4 2013 In In re Ancestry.com Inc. Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 7988-CS, Chancellor Strine of the Delaware Chancery Court held that Delaware has no per se…

John P. Stigi III

First SEC enforcement action under Regulation G for misleading non-GAAP financial measures

USA - November 24 2009 On November 12, 2009, the SEC announced that it had settled charges against SafeNet, Inc. and some of its former officers, employees and accountants, in connection with earnings management and options backdating schemes.

James A. Mercer III