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On September 23, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to modernize its shareholder proposal rule, under the Exchange Act Rule 14a-8. The rule defines requirements for shareholder proposal inclusion in the proxy statement: The stake and tenure of the shareholder The subsequent resubmission procedure if the proposal is not approved From the recent amendments, it is
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On Sept. 16, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11 directing broker-dealers not to publish security quotations in the absence of issuer’s current information, subject to certain exceptions. The amended rule enhances the efficiency of the OTC market and facilitates capital formation for issuers. Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11 is an essential component
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The financing and Initial Public Offering transactions for the month of August 2020 are posted below. These transactions were filed as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. To learn more about our IPO services, contact us. Date Form Type Company Name Underwriter Legal Counsel Price Shares Offering Amount  8/3/2020 F-1 Lion Group Holding Ltd N/A Ogier
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Title IV Regulation A+ allows companies to raise up to $50 million per year, a process that many people refer to as “Mini-I.P.O.” Ever since the SEC announced exemptions and leverages in Regulation A+, we have been witnessing new crowdfunding platforms eager to take a plunge in the vast money pile like uncle scrooge. But
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The financing and Initial Public Offering transactions for the month of July 2020 are posted below. These transactions were filed as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. To learn more about our IPO services, contact us. Date Form Type Company Name Underwriter Legal Counsel Price Shares Offering Amount 7/7/2020 F-1 Centogene N.V.  Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
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On July 22, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to its rules that exempt solicitors from furnishing proxy voting advice from the information and filing requirements of the federal proxy rules and issued supplemental guidance on Proxy Voting responsibilities of investment advisers. The adopted amendments aim at providing investors transparent, accurate, and complete information without imposing
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On June 25, 2020, five agencies, including the OCC, Board, FDIC, SEC, and CFTC, adopted amendments to Section 13 of the BHC Act, also known as the Volcker Rule. OCC here refers to Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Board refers to the Federal Reserve System FDIC refers to the Federal
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On June 18th, 2020, The Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation virtually hosted the SEC’s 39th annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, Commissioner Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner Elad L. Roisman, and Commissioner Allison Herren Lee gave introductory remarks. Given below are excerpts from the chairman
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The financing and Initial Public Offering transactions for the month of June 2020 are posted below. These transactions were filed as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. To learn more about our IPO services, contact us. Date Form Type Company Name Underwriter Legal Counsel Price Shares Offering Amount 6/1/2020 F-1 Titan Medical Inc N/A Borden Ladner
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On June 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice signed an inter-agency MOU for enhancing competition in the securities industry. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division and the SEC Chairman Jay Clayton executed the historic Memorandum of Understanding. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said
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Investing in or organizing an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) may sound like a great idea, especially if you were not able to mint profits from Bitcoin and Ethereum but beware of the associated risks. ICO is risky both for buyers and organizers for various reasons. If this is not something you want to read, skip
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On May 4, 2020, the SEC adopted certain leverages to Regulation Crowdfunding offerings, providing conditional temporary relief for smaller companies on the suggestion given by  members of the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. Under temporary relief, small companies must satisfy certain conditions in addition to the present Reg CF requirements to benefit from
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FinTech Meetup On June 11, 2020, the Strategic arm of the SEC for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) announced the launch of virtual peer-to-peer meet-ups (P2Ps), as a solution to its in-person meet-ups started in 2019. These meetings allow FinTech (Financial Technology) community to interact with FinHub and discuss their general issues, ask questions, or
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The financing and Initial Public Offering transactions for the month of May 2020 are posted below. These transactions were filed as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. To learn more about our IPO services, contact us.   Date Form Type Company Name Underwriter Legal Counsel Price Shares Offering Amount  5/4/2020 F-1 uCloudlink Group Inc. I-Bankers Securities,
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Recently, due to COVID-19, exchange listed companies have been struggling to comply with rules set forth for timely administration of annual shareholder meetings and SEC filings. Considering these situations and the fact that many listed companies are facing the risk of not meeting the continued listing standards, the SEC and exchanges, including the NASDAQ, NYSE
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In addition to Federal securities laws, states have their own securities regulations designed to protect investors which are referred to as Blue Sky Laws. Just like the SEC, states require securities to either be registered or exempted from registration before offering to investors of that state. Filings must be made by the issuer offering the
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The financing and Initial Public Offering transactions for the month of April 2020 are posted below. These transactions were filed as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. To learn more about our IPO services, contact us. Date Form Type Company Name Underwriter Legal Counsel Price Shares Offering Amount 4/10/2020 F-1 Safe-T Group Ltd. A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners
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In view of the current pandemic, the Securities and Exchange Commission has published guidelines for all market participants to provide aid with their annual shareholder meetings by encouraging “virtual” annual meetings and flexibility in rules for date and location of the meetings. Background Pursuant to federal securities laws, many public companies and investment companies are
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