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Virtual shareholder meetings: advantages, disadvantages and practical considerations
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2018

As spring approaches, so do annual shareholder meetings for many public companies. Traditionally, these meetings were held in-person. However, due to


Revisions Proposed to the UK Corporate Governance Code: An Overview and Comparison with Aspects of US Corporate Governance
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA, Ireland
  • February 23 2018

In December 2017, the UK Financial Reporting Council (the “FRC”) proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code. These revisions will impact


Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2017 Update
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • Canada
  • February 20 2018

Only six new Canadian securities class actions were filed in 2017, while the same number of cases were resolved, leaving 51 active cases on the docket


Nasdaq proposes to modify the requirement for shareholder approval of issuances involving 20 or more of the shares or voting power outstanding
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

Nasdaq is proposing to modify the listing requirements in Rule 5635(d) to (i) change the definition of market value for purposes of the shareholder


Equity Plan Share Reserves: How to Increase Its Life Expectancy
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2017

Efforts to conserve an equity plan's share reserve should begin the day the issuer's stockholders approve the plan (or share increase), and should


Will ISS Give Your Stock Plan Proposal a “Thumbs Down” If You Eliminate Minimum Share Withholding Requirements?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

Many companies that are taking their stock plans out for shareholder approval this proxy season to replenish their share reserve are also amending


Another theory on Corp Fin’s position on proxy access fix-it proposals
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2017

Corp Fin has refined its position with regard to exclusion of proposals to amend existing proxy access bylaws. However, the basis for the staff’s


Global Equity Services Clients & Friends
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • January 26 2017

Pursuant to the final Finance Bill 2017 approved by the French Constitutional Court and published on December 30, 2016, the French government adopted


Delaware Supreme Court Rules on Director Independence
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2016

The Delaware Supreme Court recently issued an important decision on the subject of director independence. In Sandys v. Pincus, No. 157, 2016 (Del


ETN Issuers Affected by Proposed Changes to Nasdaq Listing Rules
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

On September 30, 2016, Nasdaq submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission a proposal to amend certain continued listing requirements for