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Mayer Brown | USA | 8 Apr 2019

Social Costs of Dividends and Repurchases

In a recent paper, referenced above, author JB Heaton analyzes the extent to which the ability of corporations to return capital to their


Mayer Brown | USA | 2 Apr 2019

SEC Approves NYSE Amendments to Price Requirements

On March 20, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved a New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) rule modifying the price requirements


Mayer Brown | USA | 28 Mar 2019

Proposed Securities Offering and Communications Reforms for BDCs and Closed-End Funds

Late last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule amendments that are intended to modernize the offering related provisions


Mayer Brown | USA | 27 Mar 2019

Supreme Court Holds That Those Who Disseminate False Statements Can Violate Federal Securities Laws Even If They Did Not “Make” The Statements

Lorenzo v. SEC, No. 17-1077 Today, the Supreme Court held 6-2 that an individual who disseminates false or misleading statements to potential


Mayer Brown | USA | 25 Mar 2019

Nasdaq Direct Listing Rules

Consistent with the rule adopted by the New York Stock Exchange in 2018 in order to facilitate direct listings, the Securities and Exchange


Mayer Brown | USA | 12 Mar 2019

Reforms to Encourage Market Resilience

In a recent article, Edward Knight, the global chief legal and policy officer at Nasdaq Inc., offered his own views on reforms that would contribute


Mayer Brown | USA | 28 Feb 2019

SEC Enforcement Against Foreign Private Issuers

Author Yuliya Guseva in her paper titled “The SEC and Foreign Private Issuers: A Path to Optimal Enforcement,” reviews SEC enforcement actions against


Mayer Brown | USA | 15 Feb 2019

On point. - Target and Pro Forma Financial Statement Requirements for Significant Acquisitions

US reporting companies that are planning or have completed a significant acquisition of a business may need to file separate target financial


Mayer Brown | USA | 18 Dec 2018

Commission Adopts Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules requiring public companies (other than foreign private issuers and certain fund issuers) to


Mayer Brown | USA | 25 Jul 2018

SEC Proposes Amendments to Financial Statement Disclosure Requirements

At last week’s open meeting, the Securities and Exchange Commission originally had been scheduled to consider a proposed amendment to Regulation S-X

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