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A look at governance and liquidity arrangements in sponsor-backed initial public offerings

USA - March 23 2017 Sponsor-backed IPO companies typically avail themselves of at least some "controlled company" exemptions available under applicable listing...

Ryan C. Taylor, Douglas P. Warner.


Heads Up for the 2017 Proxy Season: Tackle Director Vulnerabilities for Re-Election

USA - March 1 2017 Taking stock of directors' vulnerabilities to a negative voting recommendation from ISS is important when putting the last touches on this year's...

Reid Powell.


Heads Up for the 2017 Proxy Season: ISS and Glass Lewis Update Their Voting Policies, Glass Lewis Opens Enrollment for Issuer Data

USA - November 22 2016 ISS and Glass Lewis have released updates to their proxy voting policies for the 2017 proxy season, which are available here and here. While this...

Megan Pendleton.


Proxy Access is Used for the First Time - A New Front Opens in the Campaign for Proxy Access: "Fix-it" Proposals

USA - November 11 2016 Over the last two proxy seasons, governance-oriented activists, pension funds and institutional investors led a charge to afford shareholders "proxy...

Ellen J. Odoner.


Heads Up for the 2017 Proxy Season: Verify Your ISS QualityScore (formerly QuickScore) Data Now

USA - October 31 2016 On October 31, 2016, Institutional Shareholder Services announced that the data verification period has opened for QualityScore, its new name for...

Reid Powell.