Jurists Chambers represents public and private companies and their directors and officers in connection with all aspects of corporate governance. We advise on:
Compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission laws, rules, and regulations
We assist clients on share dealing rules and continuing obligations under the listing, disclosure, and transparency rules, and other issues arising under the Security and Exchange Commission Act and related rules and regulations. We work on board and committee composition and responsibilities, disclosure controls, loans to insiders, document retention, whistle-blowing policies, and corporate governance guidelines and codes of ethics. We also regularly counsel clients regarding shareholder proposals and concerns of institutional investors and shareholder advisory services.
As part of our representation of public companies, we routinely advise clients on all aspects of disclosure and reporting, including SEC annual and quarterly reports, shareholder proposals, and insider trading restrictions.
Counseling boards of directors, independent directors and special committees
Advising boards regarding their fiduciary duties is an important part of our practices. We frequently represent independent directors and special committees in connection with related party transactions.
SEC and other regulatory enforcement proceedings
We regularly participate in negotiations with, and hearings/proceedings before, the SEC, the stock exchanges and other governmental and self-regulatory bodies.
We keep our clients informed with developments in, corporate governance rules, regulations, regimes, Board of Investment guidelines, investor protection guidelines, listing rules, and disclosure rules.
Our work extends to:
- Corporate social responsibility
- Auditors’ independence
- Board structure
- Responsibilities of non-executive directors
- Political donations
- Regulations regarding directors’ remuneration