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Clyde & Co
The Australian Federal Government announced temporary amendments, effective 24 March 2020, to insolvency and corporations law in response to the challenges that businesses are facing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Canada
Torys LLP
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to escalate, it has become clear that global M&A activity will likely face disruption. M&A transactions in the planning stage may be paused or...
Fasken
Fasken recently published two articles (on March 12 and March 13, 2020) relating to alternatives to in-person annual shareholders' meetings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gowling WLG
As the current situation with respect to COVID-19 continues to evolve and businesses work to address the impact this will have, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are exploring ...
MLT Aikins LLP
As the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the global economy in profound and unprecedented ways, public companies face the challenge of explaining the current and anticipated future impact of COVID-19...
Cassels
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued a further update regarding continuous disclosure requirements for market participants which now grants temporary blanket ...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
On March 18, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA") advised issuers and other capital market participants of its response to the recent COVID-19 development.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On March 23, the Government of Quebec announced on its website that as of Wednesday, March 25 at 12:01 a.m., and until April 13, all non-priority services and activities would have to close.
Cassels
The Government of Ontario has ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses in the province, which will go into effect at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
China
IPO Pang Xingpu
Local businesses, as well as global companies with significant footprints in China, have temporarily suspended their production, logistics, international service, and other aspects of their operations as they grapple with ...
European Union
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The SFTR requires all securities financing transactions (SFTs) to be reported to EU-recognized trade repositories.
India
Ikigai Law
This article details the issues addressed by a legal due diligence undertaken on a premises to identify risks associated with converting the same into a co-working space.
Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates
In light of the unprecedented times faced by the companies in India, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide notification dated 19th March, 2020 has relaxed certain provisions ...
Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates
Special Measures Taken By The Ministry Of Corporate Affairs To Reduce Compliance Burden In View Of COVID-19 Outbreak.
Netherlands
CGLytics
Executive compensation gains attention in the run-up to annual shareholder meetings. The key question is whether compensation plans are socially responsible and align with company performance
Nigeria
Banwo & Ighodalo
By the time the WHO upgraded the status of the novel Coronavirus Disease (officially known as COVID-19) outbreak from an epidemic to a global pandemic on 11th March, 2020, the virus had already travelled beyond Wuhan, China, ...
United States
Jones Day
The Background: Equity prices have collapsed in the past month, making many companies vulnerable to opportunistic and abusive takeovers and activist tactics
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
We are providing this guidance to our clients and friends with respect to Section 11 of Governor Lamont's Executive Order No. 7I ("Order 7I") that was issued on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Arnold & Porter
Late last week, amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the press reported that a number of US Senators had sold significant amounts of stock after certain committee briefings and other updates.
Duane Morris LLP
On March 25, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is extending the filing periods covered by its previously enacted conditional reporting relief for certain public company filing obligations...
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