In the video above, hear a highlight the ESG corporate reporting entities research, which provides high-level advice on best practices around data management that can be applied across corporate reporting entities with Steven Wade, IR Magazine and John Truzzolino, Director of Corporate Governance Services at DFIN.

By the end of 2021, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) will likely cease to exist. With the end of LIBOR fast approaching, many organizations are struggling to find an efficient way to manage the LIBOR transition.

A force majeure clause can free one or both parties from the obligations of a contract if uncontrollable circumstances occur that make fulfilling the contract impossible. In today’s unprecedented environment, many organizations impacted by COVID-19 are uncertain about the application of force majeure and its impact on their obligations.

The new iXBRL tagging requirement and what it means for variable insurance products

Over the past few years, the SEC has issued a wave of regulations that have increased the demands for structured data. The updated disclosure regulations requiring iXBRL tagging for variable insurance products follow that trend.

Guardum Recognized as a Top 5 GDPR Solution Provider in the UK by CIOReview

Guardum is now Data Protect Solutions.

CIOReview, a leading technology magazine and trustworthy knowledge source for enterprises, has determined Guardum and its Data Protect Solutions are at the forefront of providing GDPR solutions and transforming business. Many of the reasons for this selection were revealed in a related article and interview with Darren Wray, a security and data privacy expert at DFIN and former Data Protection Officer.

The article reveals:

Mergers and acquisitions move quickly, and it’s never been more critical to understand the intricacies and trends in M&A deal terms, a collection of important provisions negotiated in M&A transactions. Using eBrevia’s AI-powered contract analytics software, our M&A webinar panel analyzed hundreds of contracts for common M&A deal terms, such as Go Shop vs No Shop, Gold in Back Yard, MAE and Termination Fees.

Using AI and Data to Make Informed Decisions on Contract Reviews for Force Majeure

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The Rise of SPACs, Virtual Due Diligence and 2021 Outlook

2020 Review and 2021 Outlook – an exclusive interview with Craig Clay, President of Global Capital Markets, DFIN with DealStreetAsia

In conversation with DealStreetAsia (DSA), Craig Clay, President of Global Capital Markets, DFIN discussed how the US election will impact dealmaking, the rise of SPACs, virtual due diligence and how having a risk and compliance solutions partner can smoothen the path to an IPO and beyond. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

SPAC vs. IPO: Market Update

SPAC Transactions

The numbers alone speak volumes. As of mid-September 2020, 95 SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) with a valuation of approximately $35 billion had priced year to date, shattering “all previous records,” said Craig Clay, President of Global Capital Markets for Donnelley Financial Solutions. In contrast, he said, for the full year of 2019, 59 SPACs had priced, and even this represented a sizeable increase over 46 in 2018 and 34 in 2017.

Under Pressure: New GDPR Rule Makes Data Security a Critical C-Suite Concern

Here’s news worth monitoring. Ohio lawmakers passed a handful of bills before heading into the 2018 summer break. One of those, Senate Bill 220, includes legal protection for companies that suffer a data breach, provided they had reasonable security controls in place when the incident occurred. Governor John Kasich signed the legislation in early August.