Charles Still

Charles Still headshotCharles Still is co-head of Bracewell LLP’s Corporate and Securities Practice. He advises clients on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance and SEC reporting matters, with a particular focus on the energy industry. He can be reached at

Is your organization considering the benefits of proxy access?

The SEC staff recently issued responses to no-action requests from issuers seeking to exclude proxy access shareholder proposals from their proxy materials on the grounds that the proposals had been substantially implemented. The staff granted no-action relief to most of the companies, but denied relief to others, with the ownership threshold in the previously adopted proxy access bylaw appearing to be the...

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