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Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
06/02/2020
5 pages

ESG has become a mainstream concern across companies, industries, and markets throughout the world. More than ever, companies’ ability to manage ESG risks and take advantage of new market opportunities can help them drive value for their stakeholders.

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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
06/02/2020
1 pages

Activist investors often begin planning their campaigns as much as a year in advance of the annual meeting. This includes accumulating stock positions, coordinating with other hedge funds in so-called “wolf packs,” analyzing the target company’s defenses and vulnerabilities, and making initial contacts with the target company. Therefore, target companies should focus on early vigilance and advance preparation.

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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
06/02/2020
1 pages
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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
06/02/2020
17 pages
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
06/02/2020
12 pages
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Region: United States
Checklists
Author
Blakes
Publication Date
11/10/2020
1 pages

This cross-border checklist highlights distinctive legal, business and regulatory issues when doing a deal in Canada.

Articles
Author
Thomas Loew, Frank Werner, Jose Miguel Lehuede, Christian Izquierdo, Ernesto Samayoa
Publication Date
01/01/2019
79 pages

This resource by the World Environment Center and Institute for Sustinability analyzes international frameworks and guidelines and identifies the most relevant elements for modern sustainability management.

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Collection: Sustainability
Region: Global
Articles
Author
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Managing Partner, Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC
Publication Date
08/10/2020
5 pages

Changing your governance strategy is hard, let alone adjusting it in the middle of a global pandemic. In this article, in-house counsel will learn how to navigate virtual board meetings and the legal context in which to analyze their governance plans. This article was originally published in May 2020.

Author
Robin L. Struve, Bradd L. Williamson, and Julie Rognile, Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
06/08/2020

Section 162(m) of the US Internal Revenue Code (the Code) as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) denies a tax deduction for compensation of more than US$1 million paid to certain executive officers of a publicly traded corporation (covered employees). This Client Alert examines the 10 key takeaways from the proposed regulations.

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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
KPMG
Publication Date
11/20/2020
2 pages
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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
11/20/2020
1 pages
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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
11/20/2020
2 pages

When do you need acquired business financial disclosures in a prospectus under the SEC's amended rules?

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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
11/20/2020
270 pages
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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
11/20/2020
148 pages
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Region: United States
2 people found this helpful.
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Alexander F. Cohen, Paul M. Dudek, and Joel H. Trotter, Latham & Watkins LLP; Jonathan R. Guthart, Timothy D. Brown, and Erin L. McCloskey, KPMG LLP
Publication Date
11/20/2020
52 pages

The most frequently asked question at all-hands meetings for a securities offering is “What financial statements will be needed?” The question seems simple enough. But the answer is rarely straightforward.

This User’s Guide is designed to provide a roadmap to help navigate the financial statement requirements of the US federal securities laws. We focus principally on the requirements for new registration statements in public offerings by “foreign private issuers” (a term that covers most non-US issuers other than foreign governments), including initial public offerings by emerging growth companies (EGCs) under the JOBS Act.1 We also summarize briefly the practices in the Rule 144A market.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP (Alexander F. Cohen, Paul M. Dudek, Joel H. Trotter) and KPMG LLP (Jonathan R. Guthart, Timothy D. Brown, Erin L. McCloskey)
Publication Date
11/20/2020
50 pages

The most frequently asked question at all-hands meetings for a securities offering is “What financial statements will be needed?” The question seems simple enough. But the answer is rarely straightforward.

This User’s Guide is designed to provide a roadmap to help navigate the financial statement requirements of the federal securities laws. We focus principally on the requirements for new registration statements in public offerings, including initial public offerings by emerging growth companies (EGCs) under the JOBS Act.1 We also summarize briefly the practices in the Rule 144A market, as well as the special rules applicable to “foreign private issuers.”

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Region: United States
Articles
Author
James Donnelly and Timothy Stutt, Herbert Smith Freehills
Publication Date
09/28/2020
4 pages

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are of high importance during the pandemic. In this article, in-house counsel can learn more about how to spotlight these initiatives and shift these issue from a "compliance" issue to a "commercial issue" within their companies.

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Region: Japan
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Hilary Macdonald, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Norther Star Resources Limited
Publication Date
02/15/2020
3 pages

In this article, in-house counsel will learn how, in some situations, combining the role of the General Counsel and Company Secretary is beneficial for your team, the board and your
company.
This article appears in the Australian Corporate Lawyer, Volume 30, Issue 1 - Autumn 2020

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Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Thiago A. Spercel, Partner, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados
Publication Date
10/14/2020
20 pages

The Covid-19 pandemic is not only a major public health crisis, but the kick-start of an irreversible change in the global economic order. In this article, learn how other in-house counsel, executives, and business people rethink responsible investment and implement consistent policies for good environmental, social, and corporate governance practices (known by the acronym ESG - Environmental, Social, and Governance) have been showing great competitive advantage over others.

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Collection: Sustainability
Region: Global, Brazil
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Alex Gonzalez, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, New Jersey Resources
Publication Date
01/19/2021

Regardless of whether you are new to the practice or just new to an in-house role, this article provides a general overview of the practice of United States (US) securities law from a public company in-house counsel perspective. It encourages in-house counsel to expand their knowledge of the federal securities laws and the areas that are integral to the practice – including governance and compliance.

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Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
12/10/2020
394 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding merger control across a range of jurisdictions.

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Region: Global, Albania, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Montenegro, Nigeria, Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
12/16/2020
150 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding environmental, social and governance law across a range of jurisdictions.

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Collection: Sustainability
Region: Global, Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
1 person found this helpful.
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
01/04/2021
152 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding corporate investigations across a range of jurisdictions.

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Region: Global, Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
01/11/2021
7 pages

The enforcement actions provide early clues on how the SEC’s “risk-based data analytics” may flag public companies for investigation.

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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
01/11/2021
2 pages
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Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
01/11/2021
22 pages

Followers of the financial press will not have failed to note the prominence of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) developments in recent years, whether through regulatory proposals, statements from asset managers concerning ESG, or industry/sector changes. As such, much has been written about the movement away from a shareholder economy toward a stakeholder economy, and the need to “build back better” as part of COVID-19 economic renewal packages.

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Region: United States
Articles
Author
Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy
Publication Date
07/22/2020
3 pages

Over the past couple of years Egypt has witnessed rapid legislative developments and a reformative wave in the spheres of cyberspace, information technology and regulation of internet activities. This new Data Protection law specifically focuses on safeguarding the personal data of individuals, which are being stored, processed or controlled electronically through online platforms.

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Region: Egypt
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Latham and Watkins LLP
Publication Date
04/16/2021

This User’s Guide is designed to provide a roadmap to help navigate the financial statement requirements of the federal securities laws. We focus principally on the requirements for new registration statements in public offerings, including initial public offerings by emerging growth companies (EGCs) under the JOBS Act.1 We also summarize briefly the practices in the Rule 144A market, as well as the special rules applicable to “foreign private issuers.”

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Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
03/09/2021
3 pages

On March 4, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the creation of a Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of Enforcement. According to the SEC, the Task Force will develop initiatives to proactively identify ESG-related misconduct in the form of gaps or misstatements of issuer disclosure by means of the Division’s resources, including the collection of tips and whistleblower complaints and the use of data mining and analysis. The Division of Enforcement’s new Climate and ESG Task Force will use data analysis to mine and evaluate registrant information for possible violations.

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Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
04/16/2021
3 pages

The focus on culture has become more acute during the COVID-19 pandemic, as investors and consumers observe and judge companies based on their navigation of the crisis, particularly treatment of employees and wider societal stakeholders. In our view, the global regulatory direction of travel is clear. Companies and investors planning an exit must consider the impact that poor corporate culture may have on their potential to achieve an exit, in particular an IPO, and to prosper as a company in the longer term.

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Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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