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Dickinson Wright PLLC
Contracting parties sometimes agree to designate a third-party to make determinations relating to their agreement.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
The CEOs of 150 major US public companies recently pledged to act for all of their "stakeholders" – customers, employees, suppliers, communities and yes, even stockholders
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), an influential proxy advisory firm, recently proposed changes to its benchmark voting policies...
Cooley LLP
Thanks to thecorporatecounsel.net for catching this announcement from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and the NYC Retirement Systems, which reported that, since the inception of the Comptroller's "Boardroom Accountability Project," ...
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
This Client Alert provides an update on shareholder activism activity involving NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies with equity market capitalizations...
Cooley LLP
ISS would continue voting against incumbent directors for as long as the problematic practice continued.
Debevoise & Plimpton
In an order dated August 29, 2019, and unsealed earlier this month, Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a significant ruling on the...
Hogan Lovells
The SEC's Division of Corporation Finance recently announced changes to its process for responding to no-action requests that seek exclusion from proxy materials of shareholder
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On October 1, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2019-40 (Revenue Procedure) and proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) ...
Cooley LLP
Who else but Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine would bid his farewell to the Delaware bench with nothing less ambitious than a "comprehensive proposal to reform the American corporate governance system".
Foley & Lardner
In recent years, compensation clawbacks have made headlines, as a number of high-profile corporate scandals have prompted companies ...
Cooley LLP
In 2019 Proxy Season Recap and 2020 Trends to Watch from consultant ICR, posted on The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
Ruchelman PLLC
Neglected preferred stock! Yes, this article begins with an oxymoron.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
As part of its overall review of how the federal proxy rules apply to proxy voting advice by proxy advisory firms, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published two interpretive releases
Hogan Lovells
On September 5, 2019, the SEC's Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) approved a recommendation that the SEC adopt its proposed universal proxy rule with modest changes to address objections that have
Cooley LLP
You may recall that, earlier this month, Corp Fin announced that it had revisited its approach to responding to no-action requests to exclude shareholder proposals.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
Partners Peter Atkins, Marc Gerber and Edward Micheletti look at dueling statements recently released by the Business Roundtable...
Mayer Brown
As summer closes and autumn begins, it is time for public companies to begin planning for the 2020 proxy and annual report season.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
A few friends decide to launch a small business. An established and successful company wants to create a subsidiary to expand into a new line of business.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Pillsbury secured an important victory for its client, Solera Holdings Inc., when Delaware Superior Court Judge Abigail LeGrow held—in a matter of first impression anywhere ...
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Torys LLP
The work of proxy advisory firms has been on the SEC's radar for several years. Extensive consultations with market participants and research into the role of proxy advisory firms
Cooley LLP
Who else but Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine would bid his farewell to the Delaware bench with nothing less ambitious than a "comprehensive proposal to reform the American corporate governance system".
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
The SEC's Division of Corporation Finance announced that, starting with the 2019-2020 proxy season, it may issue oral rather than written guidance for some requests to exclude Rule 14a-8 shareholder
Proskauer Rose LLP
The trend of direct lenders providing preferred equity financing to support sponsors and operating companies has only accelerated in the two years since we first wrote on the topic (available here).
Cooley LLP
In a post last month, I noted that, notwithstanding the growth in the number of shareholder proposals related to corporate social responsibility, for the 2019
Mayer Brown
As summer closes and autumn begins, it is time for public companies to begin planning for the 2020 proxy and annual report season.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
Partners Peter Atkins, Marc Gerber and Edward Micheletti look at dueling statements recently released by the Business Roundtable...
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
In 2016, hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group ("Och-Ziff") entered into one of the largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA")
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Shareholder proposals relating to ESG matters are frequent targets for exclusion by companies, and based upon a survey of the no-action letters submitted during the 2019 proxy season, this trend continues.
Cooley LLP
These hearings are, of course, broken up into bite-size five-minute Q&A sessions, so there is not much opportunity for in-depth questioning.
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