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2017 ISS Policy Survey
In the Courts: Are Stock Plan Provisions Too General?
A recent case in the Canadian courts raises some questions about whether stock plan provisions need to be more specific.
Before I jump in to the nuances of this case, I want to share...Read More
Underwater Stock Options: Is a Stock Price Forfeiture Provision the Answer?
Stock options have long been a part of the equity mix. While the slice of the stock grant pie that represents stock options has scaled back in recent years, giving way to the rise of awards and ...Read More
ISS Targets Evergreen Provisions
ISS is concerned about a recent decline in the number of companies submitting stock plans for shareholder approval. As a result, they’ve modified the Equity Plan Scorecard to make evergree...Read More
SEC Proposes Rules Governing Proxy Advisors
As I foreshadowed in my blog last week, on November 5 the SEC voted to issue proposed rules that would apply to...Read More
ISS Sues the SEC!
In a surprising development, ISS has brought a lawsuit against the SEC, claiming that recently issued SEC guidance relating to proxy advisors is unlawful.