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Dentons | South Africa | 29 Aug 2016

The requirement to register BEE transactions

On 6 June 2016, the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) published, with immediate effect, Regulations to the Broad-Based Black


Dentons | USA | 13 Dec 2012

Social media at the crossroads of securities law: a cautionary note

While social media has emerged as a powerful tool to connect with customers and shareholders, executives of publicly-traded companies should proceed with caution when communicating information about their company or its securities electronically, including through the use of social media.


Dentons | USA | 10 Oct 2011

Political law compliance & risk management

The Federal Election Commission ("FEC") recently reported that House and Senate candidates had raised $285.2 million in the first six months of this year for the 2012 elections, a record haul for a non-election year.


Dentons | USA | 1 Jun 2011

Guidance issued on financial institutions incentive-based compensation arrangements

Seven federal regulators of financial institutions jointly issued proposed rules ("Proposed Rules") on March 30, 2011 which would implement the requirements of section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank Act").


Dentons | USA | 28 Jan 2011

SEC adopts final "say on pay," "say on frequency" and "say on golden parachutes" rules

In our 2011 Proxy Season Update dated January 12, 2011 (available here) we provided a detailed discussion of the SEC's new requirements that US public companies submit "Say on Pay" and "Say on Frequency" proposals to advisory votes of their shareholders.


Dentons | USA | 12 Jan 2011

US public companies must solicit shareholder advisory votes on "Say on Pay" and "Say on Frequency." "Proxy access" rules are delayed.

Several regulatory developments will affect US public companies for the 2011 proxy solicitation and annual meeting season.


Dentons | Canada | 30 Nov 2010

Caution to pre-IPO companies: Canadian securities administrators take aim at "cheap stock"

Companies going public in the United States have come to expect the SEC to challenge the pricing of preIPO stock and options.


Dentons | USA | 12 Oct 2010

Implementation of U.S. SEC's proxy access rules stayed pending resolution of court challenge

On September 29, 2010, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, as widely expected, filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking review of the U.S. SEC's adoption on August 25, 2010 of new Rule 14a-11 and amendments to certain of its other proxy rules that collectively would have required most publicly traded companies, commencing in early 2011, to include in their proxy materials director nominees put forward by a shareholder or a group of shareholders who have owned 3 or more of a company's stock for at least three years.


Dentons | USA, United Kingdom, European Union | 17 Sep 2010

AIFM regulation progresses by inches

Hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment funds and their managers have been ever-present on the regulatory reform agenda for the past two years.


Dentons | USA | 27 Aug 2010

SEC adopts mandatory proxy access

At an open hearing on August 25, 2010 the SEC, as expected, adopted amendments to its proxy rules providing for inclusion of shareholder nominees in company proxy statements.

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