How will the JOBS Act affect non-U.S. issuers?

04/17/2012 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT


Genevieve Oransky

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed The Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The newly enacted law is sure to jumpstart capital-raising for emerging companies, as well as facilitate capital formation for existing public companies regardless of size or location.  Please join us for a one hour telephone briefing session.

Briefing sessions will be operator-assisted, and recorded for your future listening pleasure.  Please extend this invitation to interested colleagues. 

Also, visit our MoFoJumpstarter at for a series of on-demand podcasts, powerpoints, summaries and other useful JOBS Act materials.

How will the JOBS Act affect non-U.S. issuers?
Panelists will focus on the practical implications for Israeli companies, whether or not they qualify as "foreign private issuers" contemplating an IPO, as well as for  Israel-based issuers that may want to conduct a private placement or Rule 144A offering and target U.S. investors. 

  • Overview of the changes to the U.S. securities laws brought about by the JOBS Act
  • Which provisions of the JOBS Act are effective?
  • Can a foreign issuer be considered an "Emerging Growth Company"?
  • What are the advantages available to Emerging Growth Companies?
  • Can Israeli companies that do not qualify as foreign issuers but are Emerging Growth Companies file confidentially for their IPOs?
  • Pre- and Post-Filing Written and Oral Communications to QIBs and Institutional Accredited Investors
  • Permissible Research and Research Activities
  • New documentation issues to consider
  • How will private placements and Rule144A offerings change going forward?

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