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The Covid-19 Economic Fallout: Think Outside the Box for Tools and Remedies

The Restructuring Report

April 22, 2020

Professionals should consider the traditional tools for helping troubled businesses but also explore non-traditional methods of solving client problems.

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CARES Act Increases The Limits For Small Business Bankruptcy Cases, But How Does A Small Business Bankruptcy Case Work?

The Restructuring Report

April 22, 2020

It has been widely reported that the CARES Act increased the debt limit for small business bankruptcy cases under Subchapter V of Chapter 11, but how do small business bankruptcy cases differ from normal Chapter 11 cases and what are the benefits for small businesses?

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Delaware Governor Resolves Virtual Annual Meeting Notice Issues

The Ticker

April 10, 2020

Delaware Governor Jay Carney issued an order that effectively resolves a disconnect between the SEC’s prior guidance for public companies who desire to change the date, time or location of a shareholder meeting due to the public health impact of COVID-19 and the Delaware statutory requirements regarding distribution of an updated notice of a shareholder meeting due to such changes.

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ISS Issues COVID-19 Policy Guidance

The Ticker

April 10, 2020

On April 8, ISS issued new policy guidance regarding the impact of COVID-19 on ISS’s application of its benchmark and specialty proxy voting policies.

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SEC Guidance on Delayed Filing of Form 10-K Part III Information

The Ticker

April 10, 2020

The SEC has issued C&DI Question 104.18 specifying how the 45-day extension period provided by its COVID-19 exemptive order, which was extended through July 1, 2020, by an additional exemptive order, applies to delays in filing Form 10-K Part III information.

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SEC Calls for Current and Forward-Looking Disclosure on Effects of COVID-19

The Ticker

April 10, 2020

In an April 8 joint statement, the SEC’s Chairman and Director of Corporate Finance addressed the importance of providing the public with information to make market decisions in coming earnings releases and investor calls.

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SEC Chief Accountant Emphasizes Need for High-Quality Information

The Ticker

April 10, 2020

On April 3, the SEC’s Chief Accountant issued a statement emphasizing the importance to all market stakeholders of high-quality financial reporting during this period of heightened economic uncertainty.

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SEC’s Corp Fin Provides COVID-19 Disclosure Guidance

The Ticker

April 3, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Corp Fin issued “CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 9” to provide guidance on disclosure of the effects of COVID-19.

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Additional Filing Deadline Extension through July 1, 2020

The Ticker

April 3, 2020

On March 25, 2020, the SEC released a modified exemptive order, which extends the period during which a 45-day grace period will be available for certain filings.

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Ten Actions for Boards in Overseeing the COVID-19 Response

The Ticker

April 3, 2020

As the scope of the effects of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) comes into focus, corporate boards have a vital role in overseeing the response of their companies to this public health crisis and its wide-ranging economic effects.

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