In response to so many requests for a practical M&A print newsletter about deal practices, we have created a new newsletter: Deal Lawyers. Just like its sister publication, The Corporate Counsel, Deal Lawyers is tailored for the busy dealmaker, bi-monthly issues that do not overload you with useless information – rather, this newsletter will provide precisely the type of information that you desire: practical and right-to-the-point. As in all our publications, this newsletter will include analysis of timeless “bread and butter” issues that you confront time and again.
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– What the New “Best Price” Rule Means for You
– The New “Best Price” Rule: Financing Issues and Answers
– The New – and Tricky – SEC “Change-in-Control” Disclosures
– What Private Equity Firms Want in a Lender
– The “Sample Language” Corner: Acquiring the California Corporation
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The Evolving ‘Best Price’ Rule
We have posted the transcript of our DealLawyers.com webcast: “The Evolving ‘Best Price’ Rule.”
NYSE and NASD Propose Changes to Research Analyst Rules
On Thursday, the SEC posted a proposing release that would amend NASD and NYSE rules regarding research analysts’ conflicts of interest. The proposed amendments would implement certain recommendations from a Joint Report issued a year ago by the NYSE and NASD.
Among other things, the proposals would change rules regarding disclosure of conflicts; quiet periods; restrictions on review of research reports by non-research personnel; and restrictions on personal trading by research analysts. The proposing release identifies those instances where the NYSE and NASD proposals are different.