On March 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its proposal to harmonize, simplify, and improve the exempt offering framework under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”).1 The SEC’s proposals are the result of the responses submitted to the SEC in connection with the concept release issued June 18, 2019, soliciting public comment on possible ways to harmonize and improve the securities offering framework (the “Concept Release”). The proposed amendments, among other things, address the ability of issuers to move from one exemption to another, increase the offering limits for Regulation A, Regulation Crowdfunding, and Rule 504 offerings, provide consistent rules governing offering communications between investors and issuers, and harmonize disclosure and eligibility requirements. The public will have until May 3, 2020 to comment on the proposed amendments.

Read the full alert here: “Exempt Offering Framework Amendment Proposal.”

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Photo of Lee Ann Anderson Lee Ann Anderson

Lee Ann Anderson focuses her practice on capital markets, structured finance and corporate transactions, with broad experience in U.S. and cross-border securities offerings. In the current global crisis, Lee Ann serves as a member of our COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Response Team and has…

Lee Ann Anderson focuses her practice on capital markets, structured finance and corporate transactions, with broad experience in U.S. and cross-border securities offerings. In the current global crisis, Lee Ann serves as a member of our COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Response Team and has counseled scores of companies about relief under Titles I and IV of the CARES Act and relief programs established by the Federal Reserve.

Lee Ann counsels issuers and investment banks on certificates of deposits, including rates-, commodities-, equity-, and proprietary index-linked products. She has wide-ranging experience in debt and equity capital markets, securitizations, and other structured finance transactions. Her practice has included scores of domestic and international debt and equity offerings, as well as securitizations of receivables and other collateral, complex tax-based structures utilizing swaps and other derivatives. Lee Ann also has advised a number of foreign and domestic public companies with respect to a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including reporting obligations.

Additionally, Lee Ann has deep experience counseling clients on corporate transactions, including mergers, stock purchases, asset sales, joint ventures, and other reorganization transactions. She also provides a range of general corporate and governance advice. Lee Ann has a strong commitment to pro bono work and served as a pro bono coordinator at her previous firm.

Photo of Marc M. Rossell Marc M. Rossell

Marc M. Rossell, co-chair of the firm’s Latin America Practice, focuses his practice on capital markets transactions, including both equity and debt securities offerings and structured financings. Marc has been involved in many of the largest securities offerings out of Latin America, including…

Marc M. Rossell, co-chair of the firm’s Latin America Practice, focuses his practice on capital markets transactions, including both equity and debt securities offerings and structured financings. Marc has been involved in many of the largest securities offerings out of Latin America, including landmark privatization offerings by the Argentine government’s national oil company and telephone companies, the privatization of the Peruvian telephone company, as well as many high-yield debt offerings and equity offerings of companies in Argentina, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru and other countries. During the 1980s, he spent a considerable amount of time as bank advisory committee counsel, focusing on the restructuring of the external debt of many countries in Latin America. He also represents creditors and debtors in liability management transactions and has considerable experience with the issuance of project bonds to finance construction projects, many of which have won awards from industry publications.

Photo of María Velasco María Velasco

María Velasco focuses her practice on public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and other lending transactions. She has particular experience working with cross-border transactions in Latin America. María has previously worked for firms in New York and Mexico City.