19 October 2022
Exempt Encyclopedia: A Guide to US Capital Markets Jargon
Exempt Encyclopedia : A Guide to US Capital Markets Jargon is intended to demystify jargon frequently used in connection with large securities offerings that are marketed in the United States on an exempt (unregistered) basis. The guide aims to be helpful to investment bankers and in-house lawyers...
24 February 2021
2020 Australian IPO Review: Regulatory developments
In 2020, regulatory developments in relation to IPOs have been relatively limited compared to previous years, with ASIC and ASX increasing their focus on regulation of secondary raisings during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the issue of ASIC class relief in relation to IPO communications and...
24 February 2021
2020 Australian IPO Review: Marketing in the ESG era
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues continued to gain traction at both the institutional and retail investor level during 2020, in some cases impacting on the type of ESG information included in prospectuses and other disclosure documents for companies’ public offerings.
23 November 2020
UK EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS IN 2020 AND H1 2021– RIDING THE WAVE
In March we wrote a piece ( here ) on considerations for listed companies seeking to raise capital in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. As we expected, the subsequent seven months has seen a raft of companies coming to market, with more money raised in equity by UK listed companies in 2020 YTD than...
20 July 2020
COVID-19 Capital Raisings – what we learnt
The COVID-19 capital raisings resulted in an unprecedented amount of funds being raised by Australian businesses in a very short period – in excess of A$26 billion. This was in part facilitated by regulatory changes implemented by ASX and ASIC, which made it easier to raise funds.
02 June 2020
SEC Adopts Amendments Regarding Financial Disclosures about Acquisitions and Dispositions of Businesses
On 21 May 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced the adoption of amendments to its requirements for the disclosure of financial statements relating to acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, including disclosure of related pro forma financial information. The...
30 November 2022
On Just Terms Podcast Series
Australia is a litigious country - we meet with Australia's leading legal and commercial minds to discuss how to manage the corporate risk landscape. Join host Jason Betts, Disputes Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, as he interviews the people on the front lines of this changing environment.
25 November 2022
A new normal: data governance and internal stakeholder alignment
Building a robust data governance and privacy compliance regime requires strategic planning and meaningful business buy-in. As the spotlight on data governance intensifies, legal leaders across all industries are evaluating best practices.