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Cooley LLP
As you know, the shareholder primacy theory is widely attributed to the Chicago school of economists, beginning in the 1970s, with economist Milton Friedman famously arguing that the only "social responsibility of business is to increase its profits."
Mayer Brown
Exxon Mobil Corp. recently attracted significant attention after suing two climate activists who sent a shareholder proposal asking that the company...
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger
It's commonly understood that stock issued by an S corporation—which doesn't pay corporate taxes because it passes its taxable income, losses, credits...
Barnes & Thornburg
On Jan. 24, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new rules aimed to enhance protections in initial public offerings (IPOs) made by special purpose acquisition companies...
Winston & Strawn LLP
For the past several years, many private companies looking to "go public" utilized special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) instead of traditional...
McGuireWoods LLP
The implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing is a notoriously misunderstood doctrine. It can be invoked much less often than most people think...
Winston & Strawn LLP
The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law hosted its 51stannual Securities Regulation Institute from January 22, 2024 to January 24, 2024 in Coronado, California.
Mayer Brown
The SEC announced late last week that it has abandoned its rulemaking efforts begun last May to compel disclosure of share buyback rationales and data.
Thompson Coburn LLP
As we enter the second proxy season under the Universal Proxy Rules, it has become ever more important for companies to understand the Universal Proxy Rules...
Goodwin Procter LLP
Our bi-monthly newsletter highlights important developments related to US civil and Criminal securities law.
Arnold & Porter
On January 24, the SEC adopted its final rule (the Final Rule) with respect to special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and mergers of SPACs with private businesses that result in the private...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Parties structuring certain financial transactions to comply with the Bankruptcy Code safe harbor provisions, including protections from the avoidance powers in Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On Jan. 24, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules that significantly expand disclosure and other requirements for initial public offerings (IPOs)...
The pressure upon firms to transform and modernise continues to increase, with global spend on digital transformation estimated to more than double to $3.4tn by 2026, from $1.6tn in 2022.
To understand this phenomenon in more detail, AlixPartners embarked on a project to study the causes of disruption in five industries–retail, consumer products, automotive, media...
Foley & Lardner
On January 24, 2024, almost two years after it was initially proposed, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") adopted final rules...
Proskauer Rose LLP
When leveraged buyouts ("LBOs") fail, the selling shareholders are litigation targets.
Cooley LLP
You remember that, in January, ExxonMobil filed a lawsuit against Arjuna Capital, LLC and Follow This, two proponents of a climate-related shareholder proposal submitted to Exxon...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A number of climate-related initiatives continue to emerge from Europe: last Wednesday, Members of the European Parliament agreed to delay sector-specific requirements of the European...
Loyens & Loeff
Loyens & Loeff New York regularly posts ‘Snippets' on a range of EU tax and legal topics. A significant part of capital raised by Dutch emerging companies comes from US investors...
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