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|Save The Date: Delaware Wants Your Franchise Taxes|
Foley Lardner LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014If you’ve been keeping tabs on strategy for franchise tax payments in Delaware, you’re probably already aware that annual reports and franchise tax payments are due in the near future. For for-profit corporations filed with the Division of Corporations of the Secretary of State of...
|The Eighty Percent Solution|
Gabor Garai; Foley & Lardner LLP;
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014Entrepreneurs understand risk. They are used to squeezing the most value out of every dollar by evaluating the cost and potential upside of every decision. However, many lawyers are uncomfortable with this approach. They have been trained to perform comprehensive research and provide a definitive...
|Thanks for Being a Delaware Corporation: Here Is Your $180,000 Franchise Tax Bill|
Richard C. Segal; Foley & Lardner LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014Delaware is the state of incorporation for a majority of venture-backed and publicly-traded corporations. The Delaware courts have developed considerable expertise in dealing with corporate issues and there is a substantial body of case law construing Delaware law. As a result, investors are...
|Private Fund Managers Be Aware: FCPA Enforcement Is Coming Your Way|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014The increased globalization of the private investment industry has given rise to an enhanced focus by U.S. prosecutors and regulators on rooting out corrupt business activities in private equity firms and hedge funds. As private investment firms expand both their efforts to attract financing from...
|Provincial Regulators Propose Existing Security Holder Prospectus Exemption for TSX-Venture Issuers|
Gregory Hogan, Alexandra Iliopoulos, Joel McElravy; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014Canadian securities regulators in all provinces and territories except Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador (the “Regulators”) have published for comment a proposed prospectus exemption that would permit certain TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) listed issuers to distribute...
|SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on the Venture Capital Fund Adviser Exemption|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 10, 2013On December 2, 2013, the SEC's Division of Investment Management issued a new "Guidance Update" that provides some important interpretive guidance on the exemption from registration under the Investment Advisers act of 1940 (the "Advisers Act") for certain venture capital fund...
|Status of Claims against UBS and other Brokerage Houses for Investments in Closed En Funds|
Luis E. Minana Associates Abogados-Notarios;
December 5, 2013, previously published on December 3, 2013We have seen that the losses caused by the unsuitable recommendations, the lack of orientation and the concentration in CEFs and PR paper, has not only resulted in monetary damages, but also in psychological ones.
|Proposed New Prospectus Exemption for Distributions to Existing Security Holders of TSX-V Issuers|
Dentons Canada LLP;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013On November 21, 2013, the securities regulatory authorities in all Canadian jurisdictions, with the exception of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador (the “Participating Jurisdictions”), published for comment Multilateral CSA Notice 45-312 (the “Notice”). The Notice sets...
|Raising Capital Through Crowdfunding: The Myth and the Reality|
David L. Hefflinger; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
November 20, 2013, previously published on November 2013Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a financing method used primarily by startups and small businesses to raise small amounts of capital from a large number of people over the internet. Crowdfunding websites currently avoid the securities laws since they do not sell stock or other securities. For...
|SEC Proposes Rules Implementing The CROWDFUND Act|
Taft Stettinius Hollister LLP;
November 4, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013On Oct. 24, 2013, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released proposed rules (the “Proposed Rules”) for crowdfunding transactions, as required by Title III of the JOBS Act, the CROWDFUND Act. Under the Proposed Rules, which do not meaningfully...