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Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: 2018 Proxy Season Pointers, Disclosing the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Shareholder Proposals and ICOs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 12 2018

The end of a year and beginning of the next generally starts the countdown to the public company proxy season. But before moving into 2018


Are graphics really good?
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2018

Is it just me? Am I the only one that finds having to decipher a load of graphics in a proxy statement to be somewhat daunting on occasion? Inclusion


Initial Tax Disclosures Regarding 162(m) in Proxy Statements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2018

Many know that the Section 162(m) deduction limit for performance-based compensation has been repealed by the recent tax legislation together with


Environmental Activist Submits Shareholder Proposal on Climate Control
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2017

Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) allowed Apple Inc. to exclude a shareholder proposal from its proxy statement that requested


ISS and Glass Lewis Release 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2017

On November 16, the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) published its 2017 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates, which will be effective


New Guidance from SEC Encourages Board Involvement in Excluding Certain Shareholder Proposals
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2017

The staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 1, 2017, issued a new Staff Legal


ISS Releases 2018 Policy Changes: Focus on Bylaws under Maryland Law
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2017

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") recently released its annual update to its Proxy Voting Guidelines (the "Update") outlining its voting


M&A Update: SEC Issues Guidance on Issuers’ Ability to Exclude Shareholder Proposals under Rule 14a-8
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2017

On November 1, 2017, the staff of the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission published Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I


Proxy Voting: ISS Updates Its Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2018 Shareholder Meetings
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2017

On November 16, 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") released updates to its 2018 benchmark proxy voting policies, which will go into


SEC Provides Greater Deference to Public Company Boards
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2017

On Nov. 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I(CF), which articulates important interpretive