Cahill Gordon Discusses SEC Rules Under Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted interim final rules[1] to implement the Congressionally-mandated document submision and disclosure requirements of the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (the “HFCA Act”), which became effective on May 5, 2021.

The HFCA Act was enacted to address certain concerns over registrants listed on U.S. securities exchanges whose audit reports are issued by registered public accounting firms with offices in foreign locations in which local authorities may prohibit complete inspection by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the “PCAOB”).  In particular, the HFCA Act is concerned with influence by Chinese authorities over … Read more