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ISS Announces 2018 Updates to US Proxy Voting Guidelines
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2017

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recently announced updates to its U.S. proxy voting guidelines for the 2018 proxy season

2017 Proxy Season: Say-on-Pay Frequency Post-Mortem
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2017

This past proxy season, most public companies that held their first shareholder votes on the frequency of the advisory "say-on-pay" vote in 2011 were

Potential Impact of Financial CHOICE Act on Corporate Governance and SEC Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

On June 8, 2017, the House of Representatives passed, by a 233-186 vote (with all Democrats and one Republican voting against), the Financial CHOICE

Proxy Access in Canada -- Another US Corporate Law Practice Makes Its Way Up North
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 17 2017

An old debate in corporate law is about the role, and control, of shareholders over the managers of their companies. Some romanticise this notion and

New Pubcos Should Consider Defensive Health in Light of ISSGL Recommendations
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

ISS and Glass Lewis are continuing to apply special scrutiny to certain corporate governance provisions of "newly public" companies (generally

Smart contracts for finance parties
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Global
  • May 3 2017

A smart contract is a set of promises, agreed between parties and encoded in software, which, when criteria are met, are performed automatically. The

Elections: Whose Voice is Really Heard?
  • UK Immigration Solicitors
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 25 2017

It’s fair to say that these past two years have been busy on the elections front. It started with the General Election 2015, in which we were promised

Draft Financial Choice Act 2.0 Prohibits Universal Proxy and Restricts Shareholder Proposals
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2017

The House Financial Services Committee has released a discussion draft of a revised Financial Choice Act. The Committee will hold a hearing on the Act

Shareholder proposal process in the crosshairs
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2017

In February, we saw a memo from Jeb Hensarling, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, to the Committee’s Leadership Team outlining the

Canada’s first look at proxy access shareholder proposals
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • April 20 2017

Shareholders of the Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD Bank”) and the Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”) voted in the last few weeks on shareholder proposals made