Sun.Sep 18, 2022

“Pay Versus Performance” Rule Increase Disclosure Obligations for Public Firms

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Brandon Gantus, Lori Goodman, and Nicole Foster, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on Sunday, September 18, 2022 Editor's Note: Brandon Gantus , Lori Goodman , and Nicole Foster are partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. This post is based on their Freshfields memorandum.

Machine Learning, Algorithmic Trading, and Manipulation

Reynolds Holding

Trading in financial markets is increasingly dominated by algorithms. They enable trading at speeds and levels of adaptiveness that are impossible for human beings. A key question for the legal system is whether these algorithms will disrupt the efficiency and integrity of markets, and if they will, whether existing regulation is well-suited to deterring misconduct. A key question for finance is to determine what market structures are most robust to manipulation by new algorithmic trading agents.

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ESG, Stakeholder Governance, and the Duty of the Corporation

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Sunday, September 18, 2022 Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr. Lipton, Adam O. Emmerich , Kevin S. Schwartz , Sabastian V. Niles and Anna M. D’Ginto.

Skadden Discusses Executive Order on CFIUS Authority to Identify National Security Risks

Reynolds Holding

On September 15, 2022, President Joe Biden issued an executive order (EO) “on ensuring robust consideration of evolving national security risks” by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee). The EO does not change CFIUS jurisdiction or process, nor does it, as a practical matter, materially change the factors CFIUS regularly considers (or has considered over the past several years) when reviewing a CFIUS filing for national security risk.

Proactive news headlines including Astro Resources, Aeris Resources, Buru Energy and Animoca Brands Corporation

Benzinga

Sydney, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proactive, provider of real-time news and video interviews on growth companies listed in Australia, has covered the following companies: Astro Resources NL (ASX:ARO) has revealed a significant increase in indicated resources to 78 million tonnes at 4.8% THM (total heavy minerals) at its Governor Broome Heavy Mineral Sands Project in Western Australia. Click here.

BYND Cannasoft Enterprises Inc. Signs Agreement for the Acquisition of Israeli-Based Zigi Carmel Initiatives & Investments Ltd. In a Share Swap Agreement Valued at US $28 Million

Benzinga

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BYND Cannasoft Enterprises Inc.

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GENFIT to Acquire Clinical-stage Biopharmaceutical Company Versantis, expanding its Portfolio in Liver Diseases

Benzinga

Further consolidate s GENFIT 's position as a leader in acute-on-chronic liver failure ( ACLF ). S ignificantly expand s GENFIT's pipeline with VS-01 -ACLF , a Phase 2 ready program based on first-in-class scavenging liposomes technology , VS-01 -UCD , a pediatric program focused on urea cycle disorder (UCD) , and VS-02 -HE , an early-stage program focused on hepatic encephalopathy (HE).