The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently announced proposed amendments in order to update and simplify its disclosure requirements. The proposed amendments are intended to simplify compliance efforts and reduce the disclosure burden on companies subject to the SEC’s public reporting requirements, while maintaining the integrity of publicly disclosed information available to market participants. The proposed amendments address a number of SEC disclosure requirements...
Category: Exchange Act Reporting and Disclosure Effectiveness
Can a shareholder who is unable to rely on the HSR passive investor exemption still file a Schedule 13G? Maybe, says the SEC Staff in new guidance
Last Tuesday, the US Department of Justice announced a record $11 million fine against an activist investment firm for improperly claiming an exemption from Hart-Scott-Rodino’s notification and waiting period provisions reserved for passive investors. Two days later, in the wake of the DOJ’s announcement, the SEC Staff issued guidance stating that the inability to rely on the HSR passive investor exemption (relating to the acquisition...
The SEC has proposed some long overdue rules relating to mining disclosure. The proposed rules are designed to bring US disclosure in closer alignment with global standards. See our summary here: https://www.dorsey.com/newsresources/publications/client-alerts/2016/07/new-mining-disclosure-rules
For companies with operations in the UK, the threat of Brexit creates significant concerns. This summary addresses some immediate considerations: https://www.dorsey.com/newsresources/publications/client-alerts/2016/06/thoughts-on-brexit-for-us-reporting-companies
Many companies rely on non-GAAP financial measures to help explain company performance. The SEC is paying attention to the use of non-GAAP numbers and has provided more guidance to issuers. See our summary here: https://www.dorsey.com/newsresources/publications/client-alerts/2016/05/tighten-use-of-non-gaap-financial-measures