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Capital Markets Regulation And Legislation To Watch In 2016

Law360, New York (December 24, 2015, 8:38 PM EST) -- As 2016 unfolds, capital markets attorneys will be closely watching how regulatory and legislative changes intended to achieve long-promised goals of streamlining capital raising for smaller companies, many of which were crammed into a $305 billion highway bill in late 2015, play out in the new year.

Among them is an ambitious, long-term proposal to streamline the entire disclosure system for public companies reporting to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, known as Regulation S-K, that won’t take shape until well into 2016. Meanwhile, tweaks to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, sometimes dubbed JOBS Act 2.0, designed to ease burdens...

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