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Stinson LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2019

Chancery Addresses Spring-Loading of Options

In Howland Jr. V. Kumar et al the Delaware Court of Chancery addressed the alleged spring-loading of options in connection with the repricing of


Stinson LLP | USA | 10 Jun 2019

Canon Inc., Toshiba Corporation Agree to Pay $5 Million for Violating HSR Requirements

In July 2015, Toshiba Corporation (“Toshiba”) revealed that it had overstated its profits by billions of dollars. As a result, Toshiba implemented a


Stinson LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2019

Kik ICO Litigation: Is the SEC Playing Hard Ball or Soft Ball?

It has been widely reported that the SEC sued Kik Interactive Inc. for conducting an illegal $100 million securities offering of digital tokens. The


Stinson LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2019

Delaware Reaffirms Entire Fairness Standard for Review of Director Compensation

Quoting both a nearly 70-year-old decision and a nearly 30-year-old SNL skit, the Delaware Court of Chancery, in Stein v. Blankfein et al, reaffirmed


Stinson LLP | USA | 31 May 2019

SEC Reverses PCAOB’s Findings of Repeated Negligent Conduct by Audit Partner

In a review of a PCAOB disciplinary proceeding the SEC took the rare step of cancelling the PCAOB’s finding that an audit partner of a Big Four firm


Stinson LLP | USA | 30 May 2019

Court Finds Merger Agreement Preserves Sellers’ Privilege Claims

In Shareholder Representative Services LLC v. RSI Holdco, LLC et al, the Delaware Court of Chancery considered when a buyer can use the acquired


Stinson LLP | USA | 28 May 2019

Court Permits Conforming Indenture to Description of Notes

In AG Oncon, LLC et al v. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., the Delaware Court of Chancery upheld an issuer’s right to conform an Indenture to the related


Stinson LLP | USA | 27 May 2019

SEC Awards First Ever $4.5 Million to Internal Whistleblower

The SEC awarded more than $4.5 million to a whistleblower whose tip triggered the company to review the allegations as part of an internal


Stinson LLP | USA | 24 May 2019

NYSE Proposes to Amend Exclusions from Equity Compensation Rules to Mirror Practice

The New York Stock Exchange proposes to amend Section 303A.08 of the Manual to clarify the circumstances under which certain sales of a listed


Stinson LLP | USA | 22 May 2019

PCAOB Provides Guidance on Communications of CAMs

The PCAOB posted to its website a staff guidance document, A Deeper Dive on the Communication of CAMs, developed to support implementation of the new

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