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Securities Law Blog

The Securities Law Blog provides commentary and news on the latest securities law developments impacting established and emerging growth publicly-traded issuers and investment banks, as well as entrepreneurs and venture-backed private entities. Our blog closely follows SEC rulemaking in several key areas including public and private securities offerings, shareholder activism and equity investment, and mergers & acquisitions.

The authors of this blog are members of the Corporate/Securities practice of Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.  Since our founding, this firm has been distinguished by responsive, independent and client-focused legal services provided by lawyers with a profound commitment to the companies they serve. This blog is an outgrowth of this representation of our clients in a wide range of capital market transactions.

Showing 2 posts from November 2017.

Institutional Shareholder Services Releases Voting Policy Updates for 2018

On November 16, 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services released updates for its Global Benchmark Proxy Voting Guidelines that will take effect for shareholders meetings held on or after February 1, 2018.

Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") recently released updates for its Global Benchmark Proxy Voting Guidelines that take into account the results of ISS’ Global Policy Survey, which we covered in our previous blog post on September 26, 2017, as well as its examination of relevant research, studies and commentary and various policy roundtables and group discussions held by ISS. This post focuses on ISS’ main updates to its policies for the United States relating to its recommendations on director elections and shareholder proposals. Read More ›

The SEC Is Increasingly Eliciting Risk Factor Disclosure Describing Cybersecurity Risks and Past Cyber Attacks from All Public Companies

If your company’s databases “may be” subject to unauthorized access, the SEC is likely to remind you of your disclosure obligations relating to cybersecurity risks and cyber breaches, including their costs and associated consequences. Read More ›