New York, NY, February 04, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts announced today that Reid Feldman, Partner, of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcasts entitled: “Mutual Recognition”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on April 8, 2009, Wednesday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_mutual.html)
This program will focus on the initiatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission and foreign securities market regulators aimed at increasing cross-border access to capital markets, including
· Proposed systems of mutual recognition among high-quality national securities market regulatory regimes, through agreements with foreign regulators (already reached with Australia and under discussion with Canadian and European regulators)
· Use of the SEC's exemptive power (including the proposed amendment to Rule 15a-6 to broaden the access of foreign broker-dealers to US markets relating to foreign broker-dealers)
· The recent amendment to Rule 12g3-2(b) relating to foreign private issuers (significantly expanding access to investment in foreign securities through ADRs).
Similar developments in respect of accounting standards (including recognition of IFRS for US issuers) are also under discussion.
Panelists will discuss how these developments impact issuers and broker-dealers in the U.S. and abroad; the attitudes of the SEC and foreign securities regulators; and policy considerations applicable to mutual recognition on accounting issues.
About Reid Feldman
Reid Feldman is a partner in the law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, resident in its Paris office. He has been engaged in the practice of law in France and in the United States for many years, and has broad experience in general corporate matters; insurance and reinsurance; finance; and litigation (including arbitration). He has handled numerous French and cross-border acquisitions, restructurings and other corporate and financial transactions.
Mr. Feldman is a member of the bars of Paris and Washington, D.C. He received his education at Columbia University (B.A.), Yale Law School (J.D.; member, Yale Law Journal) and Oxford University (M. Litt.).
Past presentations and publications by Mr. Feldman include: “Unintended Consequences? The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on Global Capital Markets” (ABA March 2007); “Sarbanes-Oxley Act et ses suites : Bilan del’application aux Etats-Unis et en Europe” (EFE, October 2006); Corporate Governance Trends and D&O Insurance” (FERMA, October 2004); “Corporate Governance in Cross-Border M&A: Setting Up the Merged Entity” (ABA, August 2004); “Corporate Restructuring and Mobility – the EU Legal Context” (YLS Symposium on Assessing Corporate Law Reform in a Transatlantic Context, October 2003); “Negotiating the Acquisition of a Privately Held Company” (ABA International M&A Institute – Doing Deals: North American and European Perspectives, October 2002); “Legal issues Arising from Recent Celebrated Shareholders Rights Battles in France” (ABA, April 2002); “Mener à bien l’acquisition à l’amiable d’une entreprise américaine,” Fusion & Acquisitions, October 1998; and Les Aspects Juridiques des Affaires Aux Etats-Unis (CFCE, 1990).
Mr. Feldman serves on the Board of Advisors of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and is a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), the ABA International Business Law Committee (co-chairman, European Subcommittee) and the ABA Negotiated Acquisitions Committee (co-chair, European Deal Points study).
About Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is an international law firm providing a full range of business law advisory and litigation services.
Kramer Levin’s Paris office advises French and international clientele including private and public companies, financial institutions, investors, real estate related businesses and insurers/reinsurers.
In addition to providing a full range of advisory and transactional services, the firm represents itsclients before the French and U.S. courts, as well as in mediation and in domestic and international arbitration.
For more information about Reid Feldman, and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, please visit: http:// www.kramerlevin.com