Westlaw Topical Highlights: Securities, November 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Topical Highlights for Securities provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Securities law.

More quarterly reports include Ebola-related risk factors

Nov 12, 2014 By: Cory Hester

In the third quarter, several public companies begun disclosing risk factors related to the ongoing Ebola epidemic and the potentially adverse effects on their businesses

Issuers utilize note offerings to fund early redemption of outstanding debt

Nov 3, 2014 By: Cory Hester

With the ability to issue debt at more favorable rates, many companies are undertaking registered note offerings with an eye toward using the proceeds from such offerings for the early repayment of other outstanding debt obligations

Prohibitions on insider trades during pension fund blackout periods

Oct 16, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

A number of new rules and regulations were adopted to curb the incentives for senior managers of public companies to engage in activities that might be harmful to investors.

Carl Icahn discloses intent to expand social media use to Tumblr

Oct 13, 2014 By: Cory Hester

(Editor’s Note: This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext) In light of the rapid growth of social

Structural Components of Equity Joint Ventures

Oct 9, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

So-called “equity joint ventures” are collaborations between two or more business partners that involve the formation of a separate legal entity, such as a corporation or LLC, within which the joint activities will occur.

Treasury, IRS close loopholes to discourage corporate inversions

Sep 26, 2014 By: Cory Hester

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued a notice that takes targeted action to stop the controversial practice of corporate tax inversions.

SEC continues work on crowdfunding rules

Aug 19, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The SEC has been spending a significant amount of time developing the rules that would apply to offerings under the “crowdfunding” exemption of the Securities Act

Postponed IPOs could signal slowdown in biopharma offerings

Aug 11, 2014 By: Cory Hester

Several biopharm companies in the industry have announced plans to withdraw, postpone or significantly lower the value of their IPOs

Pending legislation could thwart corporate inversions

Jul 3, 2014 By: Cory Hester

The recently proposed Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2014 is presenting concerns for companies considering reincorporating overseas