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10/17/2018 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Nasdaq Improves 20% Rule Requiring Shareholder Approval of Certain Private Placements
On September 26, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved proposed amendments to Nasdaq’s shareholder approval rule for 20% stock issuances, effective immediately.
9/4/2018 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
SEC Adopts Amendments to Update and Simplify Disclosure Requirements
On August 17, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the adoption of amendments to eliminate or modify certain disclosure requirements that are “redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated, or superseded” in light of other SEC disclosure rules, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) or changes in the information environment.
6/30/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
SEC Allows All Companies to File Confidential Draft IPO Registration Statements
On June 29, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that, effective July 10, 2017, all companies will be permitted to confidentially file a draft registration statement with the SEC for an initial public offering or any other offering during the first 12 months after the effectiveness of a company’s IPO registration statement.
6/29/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Getting Ahead of the Curve: Issues to Consider Before New Revenue Recognition Accounting Standard Takes Effect
The new revenue recognition standard ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (“ASC 606”) from the Financial Accounting Standards Board goes into effect for fiscal years starting after December 15, 2017.
1/23/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Second Circuit Vacates Marblegate and Removes Uncertainty Surrounding Out-of-Court Restructurings
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated and remanded a controversial district court decision that had held that the Trust Indenture Act (TIA) prohibits amendments to an indenture if the practical impact would be to eliminate a bondholder’s right to receive payment.
1/23/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Second Circuit Vacates Marblegate and Removes Uncertainty Surrounding Out-of-Court Restructurings
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated and remanded a controversial district court decision that had held that the Trust Indenture Act (TIA) prohibits amendments to an indenture if the practical impact would be to eliminate a bondholder’s right to receive payment.
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