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Corporate Governance

  • Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition

    27 Nov 2017
    This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected international governance and securities law developments during the third quarter of 2017 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial institutions.
  • Stephen Giove Contributes to Equilar’s C-Suite Magazine

    Nov 2017

    Partner Stephen Giove (New York-Capital Markets) contributed to the Fall 2017 edition of Equilar’s C-Suite magazine. In the “Ask the Experts” feature on the biggest risks for corporate boards in 2018, he discusses the potential impact of underinvestment in crisis management.

  • The U.S. Government Accountability Office Determines That 2013 Leveraged Lending Guidance Is a Rule

    26 Oct 2017

    On October 19, 2017, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an opinion  determining that the 2013 Interagency Guidance on Leveraged Lending, issued jointly by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, constitutes a “rule” under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The GAO’s determination was issued at the request of Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), who inquired by letter whether the 2013 Guidance should be subjected to Congressional approval as a rule under the CRA.

  • Shearman & Sterling Releases 15th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey

    24 Oct 2017
    We are proud to announce the publication of our 2017 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey of the 100 largest U.S. public companies. This year’s Survey, the 15th in our series, examines some of the most important governance and executive compensation practices and identifies best practices and emerging trends. We hope that the data and insights on how leading companies are approaching important governance issues will serve as a tool for our readers to benchmark the corporate governance and compensation practices of their own organizations against those of the companies surveyed.
  • Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, October 2017

    Oct 2017

    In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions.

  • SEC Proposes Streamlining Disclosure Requirements

    19 Oct 2017

    On October 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments[1] to Regulation S-K designed to simplify and streamline disclosures made by public companies and reduce compliance costs while continuing to provide all material information to investors. The proposed amendments also seek to reduce duplicative and immaterial disclosure, leverage technology and improve the readability and navigability of disclosure documents. The amendments are part of the SEC’s ongoing disclosure effectiveness review and implement a mandate under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Many of the proposed amendments were part of report prepared by the SEC staff mandated under the FAST Act.[2]

    Comments on the release are due 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register. Disclosure requirements will not change until the adoption of final rules by the SEC. 

  • Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, October 2017

    18 Oct 2017

    In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates.

  • UK Corporate Governance Reform – the Government’s Final Proposals

    1 Sep 2017
    On 29 August 2017, the UK Government published its response to the green paper on corporate governance reform that it issued at the end of November 2016. It intends to implement its reform proposals — so that they apply to accounting periods starting after June 2018 — by a mixture of secondary legislation and changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code (the “Governance Code”) coupled with the preparation of new guidance and certain other initiatives in related areas. Except for foreign premium-listed companies which may be affected by the Governance Code changes, the reforms (including the CEO pay ratio reporting) will only apply, to differing extents, to UK-incorporated companies.
  • Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition

    Aug 2017

    This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected international governance and securities law developments during the second quarter of 2017 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations.

  • Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, July 2017

    July 2017

    In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions.

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