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Corporate Governance & Board Representation

Vinson & Elkins’ Corporate Governance & Board Representation lawyers regularly advise publicly-traded and privately-owned companies, executive management, boards of directors, and board committees on a full range of corporate governance issues, including fiduciary duties, board and committee practices and oversight responsibilities, financial reporting obligations, and legal issues arising under stock exchange rules and the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank legislation.

Our lawyers provide practical advice at all stages of corporate development, from day-to-day operations, securities transactions, and reporting obligations to corporate governance issues arising in the context of strategic transactions, management succession planning, change-in-control events, shareholder activism, takeover defenses, proxy contests, and corporate litigation. Our Corporate Governance & Board Representation team has extensive experience counseling clients on SEC reporting obligations and public disclosure requirements specific to the NYSE, NASDAQ, and the London Stock Exchange, allowing for seamless representation for our clients, regardless of industry or location. We have particular experience in governance issues arising in the context of publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs). Regardless of the type of entity, our lawyers assist our clients in creating, implementing, and maintaining appropriate disclosure controls and procedures.

With a focus on providing practical advice in the context of applicable legal requirements, our Corporate Governance & Board Representation lawyers efficiently and seamlessly work across all areas of the firm, including alongside Transactional, Capital Markets, Regulatory, Executive Benefits, and Litigation teams in our domestic and international offices.

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