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Shearman Women Webinar: Is Imposter Syndrome Even Real?

November 30, 2021

Shearman & Sterling hosted the webinar “Is Imposter Syndrome Even Real?”, which discussed “imposter syndrome,” also known as perceived fraudulence, which has gotten a lot of attention in recent years.

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Shearman & Sterling and SIFMA Announce Investment-Grade Bond Optional Redemption Model Provision

November 29, 2021

Shearman & Sterling is pleased to announce the publication of the SIFMA investment-grade bond optional redemption model provision. After assembling a working group of investment banks operating in the U.S. and global capital markets to agree on general principles and proposed language, we have developed a model provision that promotes consistency and clarity while removing the ambiguity found in historical provisions. This model provision provides issuers, investment banks, investors, and other market participants with certainty and specificity in the calculation of the redemption price of bonds. The new language is expected to be introduced throughout the industry starting in the fourth quarter of 2021 and into 2022.

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UK Litigation Review 2021

November 24, 2021

Welcome to the second edition of the UK Litigation Review—an annual publication focused on outcomes, trends and developments in civil litigation over the past year of relevance to both practitioners and clients.

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19th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation: The Survey

November 22, 2021

We are seeing the continued influence of private ordering to define how companies engage on a range of issues, including in the diversity, environmental and sustainability spaces.

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The SEC Double-Clicks on Cybersecurity

November 18, 2021

The SEC has increased its focus on cybersecurity risks, and recent actions suggest that management and boards should be paying attention.

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COP26 Briefing List

November 18, 2021

This briefing brings together, in a single easy-to-navigate directory, the statements, declarations and announcements made by governments and organizations during COP26. COP26 was the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which took place in Glasgow, U.K., during November 2021. 197 countries were represented. At the same time, the CMP meeting of 192 countries party to the Kyoto Protocol and the CMA meeting of 196 countries party to the Paris Agreement were held. For the first time, the COP agreed to action on phasing down fossil fuels. The Paris Rulebook for delivering the Paris Agreement was also completed after six years of discussions, including the Article 6 framework for a global carbon market.

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Recent Corporate Governance Developments in the UK

November 17, 2021

Corporate governance reform has been under the spotlight recently in the U.K., with three major reviews being carried out into U.K. company audits and, more generally, corporate governance practice and regulation.

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ESG Continues to Find its Way into Incentive Compensation Plans

November 16, 2021

Although COVID-19 and its impact on business operations brought its own challenges to companies’ incentive compensation programs, a review of 2020 proxies showed no slowdown of the incorporation of ESG metrics into plan design.

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Energy Transition and the Role of the Board

November 15, 2021

In the past several years, the pace of what is now commonly referred to as “energy transition”—the global energy sector’s shift from predominantly oil, natural gas, coal and fossil-based sources of energy to renewable energy sources such as hydrogen, wind and solar—has accelerated significantly.