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CLE* Webinar Preparing for Proxy and Annual Reporting Season

It’s time to get ready for the 2020 proxy and annual reporting season. Advance preparations are key to producing proxy statements and annual reports that not only comply with disclosure requirements but also serve as tools for shareholder engagement. Join our experts for a free CLE* webinar: Title: Preparing for the US Proxy and Annual Reporting Season Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Time: 1 p.m. EST After this session, you’ll be able to:

  •  Understand the disclosure requirements for Critical Audit Matters, hedging, ESG, pay ratio and other compensation matters, and more.
  • Understand disclosure amendments impacting annual reports
  •  Counsel clients on SEC guidance and process for shareholder proposals
  • Identify shareholder proposal trends
Plus, when you attend the webcast, you’ll get a copy of our new 2020 10-K and Proxy prep checklists! Speakers: Anna T. Pinedo Partner, Mayer Brown LLP Laura D. Richman Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP

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Past Webinars

CLE* Webinar: Medium-Term Note Programs

Offer debt securities efficiently and fast with Medium-term Note (MTN) programs.

Our experts will discuss these continuous offering programs and their unique documentation (rather than benchmark underwritten offerings). And most MTN programs have the ability to offer debt securities with maturities of more than 270 days to up to 30 years.

Attend our upcoming free CLE* webinar, Medium-Term Note Programs, (1 p.m. EST – Tuesday, November 12, 2019) to learn about:

  • Registered MTN programs and exempt MTN programs
  • Diligence procedures, distributors and dealers
  • Documentation
  • DTC issues, and
  • Staff Legal Bulletin No. 19 and opinions

Speakers:

 David Bakst

Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

 

Bradley Berman

Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP

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Liability Management Transactions: Debt Repurchases & Exchanges

Across many industry sectors, issuers evaluate potential liability management transactions, which can range from debt repurchases to tender or exchange offers. And as they evaluate their LIBOR-based exposures in light of the phase out of the benchmark rate, many are considering the possibility of a consent solicitation.

In some cases, no-action letter relief may provide issuers and their advisers with greater flexibility for tender offers for non-convertible debt securities, including non-investment grade debt securities.

View our webinar, Liability Management Transactions: Debt Repurchases & Exchanges, for a discussion on:

  • Disclosure issues and handling material non-public information
  • Structuring repurchases to avoid the application of the tender offer rules
  • The tender offer rules
  • No-action letter relief for non-convertible debt securities
  • Consent solicitations
  • Court decisions relating to the Trust Indenture Act
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The impact of CAMs & lease accounting; best practices for your disclosures

Learn from senior practitioners as they provide insight and analysis on how issuers are preparing for Critical Audit Matter (CAM) requirements and possible best practices that should be pursued. The panel will explore the possible impact of CAM requirements on issuer/shareholder relationships and managing shareholder expectations.

Our experts will also shine a light on the early adopters of the lease accounting standard as we take a look at recent Comment Letters, SEC Staff guidance and interpretation, best practices from early reporters and whether there are early indicators of potential challenges.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand what issuers are doing to prepare for Critical Audit Matter requirements and Identify key considerations around CAMS
  • Prepare for the possible impact of CAM requirements on issuer/shareholder relationships.
  • Understand how the SEC is responding to early adopters of the Lease Accounting Standard

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

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Regulation A: Basics, Amendments & Offering Methodologies

In December 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission  amended Regulation A in order to allow companies subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act to make offerings in reliance on the Regulation A exemption. The rule changes were mandated by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2017 (the Economic Growth Act). Especially for small-cap companies, this may prove a valuable alternative.

In this CLE* webinar, we will cover:

  • Regulation A basics
  • How private companies use Regulation A
  • Regulation A with a listing
  • The amendments to Regulation A
  • Possible offering methodologies for Exchange Act reporting companies using Regulation A

*CLE is approved or in the process of approval for 60 minutes of CLE credit.  The type of credit requested is General/Skills.  The type of credit allowed is determined by the state governing MCLE Board.  If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.  Although this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via webinar or webcast.

Please Note: Recordings of CLE webinars do not qualify for CLE credit.  This program may be available as a LexisNexis CLE On-Demand program at a later date at www.lexisnexis.com/university.

 

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

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Share Buybacks and Rule 10b-18

Share buybacks continue to attract media and regulatory attention. During this session, we will discuss the regulatory framework relating to company share buybacks, including the Rule 10b-18 safe harbor. We will also discuss the different ways in which companies may choose to structure share repurchases, and the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.  We will weigh whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 would encourage share buybacks.

Topics of this  CLE* webinar will include:

  • Basics of Rule 10b-18;
  • Required authorizations, disclosures, and documentation;
  • Accelerated share repurchases and other modified repurchase plans;
  • Tax considerations, including those arising from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and
  • Legislative proposals relating to 10b-18 and other recent developments.

Speakers:
Anna T. Pinedo
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Remmelt Reigersman
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

*CLE is approved or in the process of approval for 60 minutes of CLE credit.  The type of credit requested is General/Skills.  The type of credit allowed is determined by the state governing MCLE Board.  If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.  Although this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via webinar or webcast.

Please Note: Recordings of CLE webinars do not qualify for CLE credit.  This program may be available as a LexisNexis CLE On-Demand program at a later date at www.lexisnexis.com/university.

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IR Magazine webinar – Putting the ‘S’ in ESG

How your business operates within a broad societal context is core to the longevity of your business. Larry Fink’s 2019 letter to CEOs highlights that profits and purpose are inextricably linked. When looking at ESG issues, social impacts are often lumped in with environmental and governance issues – but investors are increasingly seeking deeper information about a company’s social impacts as a stand-alone consideration.

A new generation of retail investors is increasingly concerned about topics like executive remuneration, board diversity or social and human rights issues throughout a company’s supply chain. New index products have appeared that screen for firms with good practices. Furthermore, the pool of institutional investors that integrate ESG factors into their investment and voting decisions is rapidly growing, as is the expectation for companies to incorporate a social narrative into their equity story, and disclose information on social factors – something that is notoriously hard to quantify.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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