Tag: conflict minerals

Just as the U.S. seeks to roll back regulations, the European Parliament adopts new corporate governance rules

by Cydney Posner Just when the U.S. is looking at how to roll back its regulations on corporations (among others) (see, e.g., this PubCo post, this PubCo post and this PubCo post), the rest of the world seems to be headed in the opposite direction.  On Tuesday, the EU Parliament approved a […]

Say farewell to the conflict minerals case, Nat’l Ass’n of Mfrs. v. SEC

by Cydney Posner The parties to the conflict minerals case have filed in the D.C. District Court a “Joint Status Report,” which requests that the Court enter a final judgment in accordance with the decision of the Court of Appeals.  As a result, it will be case closed for National […]

For the avoidance of doubt, Acting Corp Fin Director confirms conflict minerals and pay-ratio disclosure rules still in effect

Cydney Posner As reported by the WSJ, at the SEC Speaks conference today, to avoid any doubt on the matter, Acting Corp Fin Director Shelley Parratt reminded companies that, notwithstanding the two requests for public comment issued by Acting SEC Chair Michael Piwowar and all of the Executive Orders aimed […]

Will the SEC be instructed to waive any or all of the conflict minerals requirements on the basis of national security interests? (Updated)

by Cydney Posner Remember all the way back to last week when Acting SEC Chair Michael Piwowar issued two statements on the conflict minerals rules?  (See this PubCo post.) Remember too that the first statement directed the staff to revisit the 2014 guidance from the director of corp fin regarding conflict […]

What to make of the latest Executive Order on financial regulation?

by Cydney Posner As reported all over the place, a new Executive Order has been signed directing the Secretary of the Treasury to consult with the heads of the member agencies of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (which includes the SEC) and report to the President within 120 days identifying […]

Acting SEC Chair to revisit 2014 guidance on conflict minerals rules

by Cydney Posner Yesterday, Acting SEC Chair Michael Piwowar issued two statements — available here and here — on the conflict minerals rules, neither of which is definitive, but which together make clear that further guidance on the rules is in the offing and that it may well involve some […]

Undo Dodd-Frank?

by Cydney Posner With Congress and the Presidency soon in Republican control, look for the Financial CHOICE Act (or perhaps an enhanced version) to be re-introduced in the next Congress.  The bill, sponsored by Jeb Hensarling, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, was framed as a Republican proposal to […]