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Taking Stock of the “Blockchain Amendments” to the Delaware General Corporation Law
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

Two amendments have been proposed to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”) to permit corporate record keeping utilizing blockchain


DOL Fiduciary RuleRecommended Action for Private Fund Managers
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • June 13 2017

On June 9, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) regulation updating the definition of “fiduciary” for purposes of ERISA became effective, along with a


All bets are off: Quebec AMF moves to ban short-term binary options
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • March 1 2017

On February 1, 2017, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Quebec’s financial markets regulator, published proposed amendments to the


European Parliament adopts amendments to the Commission's proposed revisions to the Prospectus Regime
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • October 7 2016

On 15 September, the European Parliament (Parliament) adopted amendments to the European Commission's proposal for a regulation (Regulation) to revise


House Passes Accelerating Access to Capital Act
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

H.R. 2357, the Accelerating Access to Capital Act, was passed by the House on Thursday, September 8, 2016 by a vote of 236-178. The bill contains


House Debate Scheduled for Bills Relating to Capital Access for Small Business
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2016

Next week, the House is scheduled to debate two bills designed to reduce regulatory burden on small businesses in order to facilitate access to


SEC Rulemaking Pipeline and Status Update
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) in July 2010, public companies have had to


SEC Adopts Rules to Enhance U.S. Registered Investment Adviser Reporting and Recordkeeping
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

On August 25, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules designed to enhance and modernize reporting by investment


NYSE Clarifies Position That Amendment of Equity Incentive Plan to Allow Maximum Tax Withholding Is Not a Material Amendment
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

Since FASB amended Accounting rules to give companies the flexibility to withhold taxes from stock plan vestingexercise at a rate above the minimum


2016 Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Highlight Two-Step Mergers and Appraisal Rights
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

On August 1, a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) went into effect. Notably, several of the amendments modified