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SEC Regulation Outside the United States 21st Annual Conference

Jun 19, 2018

Of Counsel Andrew “Buddy” Donohue (New York-Investment Funds) delivered the keynote address at the SEC Regulation Outside the United States 21st Annual Conference on June 19 in London.

Perspective

M&A Watch: Not So Sweet – No Appraisal Rights for Dr Pepper Stockholders

Jun 19, 2018

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently delivered the latest in a line of decisions refining the application of statutory stockholder appraisal rights in M&A transactions. 

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2018 African Energy Forum (AEF)

Jun 19 - 22, 2018

Partner Iain Elder (London-Project Development & Finance), head of the firm's Africa Group, will be speaking at the 2018 African Energy Forum (AEF).

Perspective

Considerations of Rule 701 on Private Companies

Jun 18, 2018

Many private companies rely on Rule 701 to efficiently issue stock and options to recruit and retain talent.  However, the SEC’s demonstrated interest in pursuing enforcement actions relating to Rule 701 compliance emphasizes the need for private companies to carefully track the aggregate amount of their compensatory equity awards, and to be mindful of the limits and conditions required for the Rule 701 exemption to apply.

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Knauf’s $7 Billion Acquisition of USG

Jun 18, 2018

Shearman & Sterling acted as the M&A counsel to Gebr. Knauf KG in connection with its $7 billion acquisition of USG Corporation. The combined company will have global manufacturing and sales operations for gypsum wall board, ceiling products and fiberglass insulation with approximately 36,000 employees around the world.

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UK Parliament European Scrutiny Committee Meeting

Jun 18, 2018

Partner Barnabas Reynolds (London-Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory) is mentioned several times in a U.K. Parliament European Scrutiny Committee meeting.

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Shearman & Sterling Awarded Fourth Gold Standard Certification for Integrating Women Into Leadership Roles

Jun 15, 2018

Shearman & Sterling was awarded its fourth Gold Standard Certification by The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). The WILEF Gold Standard Certification is granted to major law firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners.

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Mei Lian Wins Best in Insolvency & Restructuring at Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards

Jun 15, 2018

Partner Mei Lian (London-Finance) was recognized as the best lawyer in Insolvency & Restructuring at the Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2018.

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Supreme Court: Foreign Government Submissions Are Not Binding on US Courts

Jun 15, 2018

On June 14, Justice Ginsburg, writing for a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, reversed a 2016 opinion by the Second Circuit and held that a foreign government’s interpretation of its own law is not binding on U.S. courts.

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Shearman & Sterling Recognized at the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018

Jun 15, 2018

Shearman & Sterling was recognized by the Financial Times (FT) at the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018, held in Hong Kong on June 7.