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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 25 Oct 2011

SEC staff issues legal bulletin on legality and tax opinions

On October 14, 2011, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a staff legal bulletin (the “Legal Bulletin”) that provides guidance on the legality and tax opinions required to be filed in registered offerings of securities.1 These opinions are commonly referred to as Exhibit 5 and Exhibit 8 opinions.

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