June 24, 2016

Brexit: The Risk Factors Cometh!

I’m out West for the Society of Corporate Secretaries Conference. So I was up when the ‘leave’ vote stunned the world. I just did a quick Edgar search and ‘Brexit’ has been scarcely mentioned in recent 10-Ks & 10-Qs. I found about 20 companies that have disclosed Brexit risk factors – which includes a search of 20-Fs and prospectuses.

That likely will change as companies should now be assessing how this uncertain future will impact them uniquely. See our ‘Risk Factors Disclosure Handbook‘ – and see this memo that lays out the basic legal implications of Brexit…

Venture Capital: Cooley’s “Go” Site

In our “Venture Capital” Practice Area, we have links to a number of model documents that folks can use. But I wanted to highlight Cooley’s “Go” site because I think it does a great job of highlighting the people at Cooley who work on VC. Look at the bios on this site – they list interests & books. Potential clients get a better sense of who they are.

Too many law firms neuter their content so there is no human element. People want “human” – that’s why this blog is easier to read than most law firm blogs…

More on our “Proxy Season Blog”

We continue to post new items regularly on our “Proxy Season Blog” for members. Members can sign up to get that blog pushed out to them via email whenever there is a new entry by simply inputting their email address on the left side of that blog. Here are some of the latest entries:

– ISS: Moody’s Changes Outlook From Negative to Stable
– Shareholder Proposals: Is “False & Misleading” on Life Support?
– Environmental-Related Disclosures: Companies Facing Increasing Scrutiny
– Shareholder Proposal Trends
– Broadridge’s ’15 Proxy Season Stats

Broc Romanek