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|New NYSE Notification Rules - How to Ensure Your Company Complies with the Updated Timely Alert Policy|
Steven B. Boehm, Cynthia M. Krus, Lisa A. Morgan, Harry S. Pangas, Payam Siadatpour; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 8, 2015, previously published on October 7, 2015On September 28, 2015, the revised New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) requirements relating to the circulation of material non-public information by listed companies, and updated procedures relating to trading halts, became effective. These rules and procedures on the dissemination of material news by...
|Virginia's New Crowdfunding Law|
James B. Rixey; Vandeventer Black LLP;
September 25, 2015, previously published on September 2015A new Virginia code amendment, effective as of July 1, 2015, makes it easier for small Virginia companies to raise capital by allowing companies to raise up to $2 million through crowdfunding.
|U.S. Department of Justice Announces Updated Guidelines on Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing|
Henry W. Asbill, Karen P. Hewitt, Henry Klehm, Jerry C. Ling, Peter J. Romatowski; Jones Day;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 2015On September 9, 2015, after years of criticism by Congress and commentators about the paucity of prosecutions of individuals in major white collar cases, Deputy Attorney General (“DAG”) Sally Yates announced six changes to policies and practices governing investigations of corporate...
|Delaware Court Leaves Ousted Executive on His Own for Legal Fees|
Gregory A. Markel, William P. Mills, Brittany Schulman, Martin L. Seidel; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
September 23, 2015, previously published on September 21, 2015In a September 11, 2015, decision, the Delaware Chancery Court denied a former officer and director advance reimbursement of legal fees in a dispute with his company, despite his insistence that multiple corporate documents and Delaware law entitled him to advancement. The opinion underscores the...
|SEC Flexes Its Muscle on Accounting Fraud and Targets More Individuals|
Harold K. Gordon, Henry Klehm, Joan E. McKown, Peter J. Romatowski, David Ronald Woodcock; Jones Day;
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 2015The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced the settlement or filing of a number of significant accounting fraud cases. Coupled with recent statements by the SEC and the Department of Justice, it is clear that accounting fraud is a priority and that individuals are in the cross hairs.
|Split Appeals Court Decision May Set Stage for Supreme Court Review of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provision|
Richard J. Cino, David R. Jimenez, Joseph C. Toris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 17, 2015, previously published on September 16, 2015A federal appeals court ruling on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“DFA”) may prompt U.S. Supreme Court review as to when an employee whistleblower is entitled to the benefits of the anti-retaliation provisions of the DFA.
|NAIC Summer 2015 Meeting: Certified Reinsurers|
Alice T. Kane, Cameron F. MacRae, Hugh T. McCormick; Duane Morris LLP;
September 15, 2015, previously published on September 14, 2015The Summer 2015 Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the "NAIC"), which concluded on August 18, saw further developments on issues that Duane Morris has been following. We previously reported on the controversy over confidentiality of the details of the reports...
|Beware of the Use of Derivatives in the Purchase and Sale of Private Shares|
Daniel I. DeWolf, Louis Froelich; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 11, 2015, previously published on September 10, 2015The SEC is examining the use of derivatives in the secondary market for shares of private companies. The trading of shares of private companies remains robust, and we are writing this alert to remind everyone that whether you are a buyer or a seller, using derivatives for these types of...
|Brief Commentaries on Recent Amendments to the Company Law|
Emily Chueh; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
September 11, 2015, previously published by To accommodate the international trend of treating employee bonuses as expenses and to accommodate Article 64 of the Commercial Accounting Law, which provides that the declaration of dividends and bonuses (i.e., the distribution of earnings) shall be limited to shareholders, and that employees are not the target of earning declaration, Article 235-1 is added to the Company Law and Articles 235 and 240 are revised. The Amendments were promulgated by the Hua-Zong-One-Yi-10400058161 Presidential Decree of May 20, 2015 and came into effect on May 22 of the same year. The Department of Commerce of the Ministry of Economic Affairs issued the Jing-Shang-10402413890 Circular of June 11, 2015 (hereinafter, the "Circular") to communicate the requirement that beginning with May 22, 2015, the new law shall apply to both new incorporation applications for companies limited by shares and limited companies which have not been approved and new incorporation registration applications. For companies Brief Commentaries on Recent Amendments to the Company Law
|Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Generous and Liberal Approach to the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments|
David A. Crerar, Kalie N. McCrystal; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 10, 2015, previously published on September 9, 2015In Chevron Corp. v Yaiguaje, 2015 SCC 42, the Supreme Court of Canada confirms that Canadian courts should take a generous and liberal approach to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.