2017 Proposed Amendments to DGCL Released, SEC Sanctions Morgan Stanley for Failure to Implement Compliance Policies for Non-Traditional ETFs, and SEC Issues Reduced Whistleblower Award because of Culpability and Delay in Reporting

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by Nathan Jew and Jeanne Solomon

This week’s corporate law news roundup includes discussions of the 2017 proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law recently released by the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the SEC’s sanctioning of Morgan Stanley for failing to implement compliance policies and procedures for recommending single-inverse ETFs, and the SEC’s reduction of a whistleblower award due to the whistleblower’s culpability and delay in reporting

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Corporate News Weekly Round-Up 2/22/16: Changes in OTCQX and Government Standards, SEC Approves FINRA Crowdfunding Portal Rules and London Stock Exchange Updates

abstract skylineThis week’s Corporate news includes predictions of potential hurdles for the OTCQX, the SEC approves FINRA crowdfunding portal rules, and  new updates on London’s Stock Exchange AIM market. Continue reading

Corporate News Weekly Round-Up 2/2/16: Delaware Court Enforces ‘Good Faith’ Negotiations, New Disclosure Requirements for UK Companies and UNFCCC Adopts ‘Paris Agreement’

This week’s Corporate news includes information on new disclosure requirements for major shareholders of United Kingdom companies, the Delaware Supreme Court’s enforcement of an expectation damages award in the context of a failed merger, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s recently adopted Paris Agreement (including a framework for climate finance).
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Corporate News Weekly Round-Up 1/25/16: SEC Adopts FAST Act Rules and Makes Whistleblower Award, EU Proposes European Deposit Insurance Scheme

hand holding cellphoneIn this week’s roundup, we provide information on the SEC’s new FAST Act rules for emerging growth companies and smaller reporting companies and its recent whistleblower award, and on the European Union’s proposed new EDIS rules.

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Corporate News Weekly Round-Up: PATH Act Tax Impact, Exclusive Forum Bylaw Case and Partnership Audit Procedure Changes


In our latest roundup of Corporate news, we reveal information on the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act and its FIRPTA amendment and provision of a capital gains tax exclusion for certain small business investments and REIT investments by foreign investors; on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015‘s effect on partnership audits; and on the recent Oregon Court decision upholding a Delaware corporation’s “exclusive forum” bylaw. Continue reading