Companies planning on a registered public offering must acquire an “effective” registration statement from the SEC before offering their securities for sale. However, under certain circumstances, Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (also known as the Exchange Act) requires companies to file a registration statement even in the absence of “effective” registration.
On June 2, 2020, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC filed a proposed rule change with the SEC to amend Rule IM-5101-1. The rule provides Nasdaq authority to deny or continue listing to a company but rules out certain factors. The proposed rule change will establish NASDAQ’s position related to quality audits’ importance by enhancing discretionary
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
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
The SEC published a Framework for Investment Contract Analysis of Digital Assets on April 3, 2019. The analysis provides guidance for applying the Howey test to digital assets to determine if they are investment contracts or securities. The test was created in the 1946 U.S. Supreme Court case, SEC v. W.J. Howey Co. The Howey test
The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed its examination priorities for the year 2019, on December 20, 2018. Every year OCIE publishes its examination priorities to emphasize its commitment to transparency, and promote it in the examination programs. The OCIE examination priorities are provided to give