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29 Oct 2020 Author : InfoPro Community Manager

The Practical Guidance Journal, Fall 2020 Edition features data visualization for accelerating attorney efficiency, corporate governance and more.

Data Visualization and Integration Accelerate Efficiency 
As legal technology continues to disrupt the practice of law, productivity is more important than ever. Harnessing the power of data to drive case strategy is paramount to successful outcomes. Read this article for insights into using data-driven tools to save time and improve efficiency. Page 4

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Special Finance Feature: 
Secured Overnight Financing Rate: Eight Considerations for Borrowers
With the imminent demise of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the installation of its heir-apparent, the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), professionals in the loan market are focusing on loan documentation strategies that provide for interest accruing at a rate based on SOFR. Gain insight on some of the current trends for dealing with the transition to SOFR in loan documentation, as well as several issues future borrowers may raise in the negotiation of a SOFR credit agreement. Page 29

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Special Corporate and M&A Feature:
Turbulent Economy Sparks Surge in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies
Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)—corporations formed to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) that later acquire businesses or target companies, using the IPO proceeds—are enjoying an uptick in today’s economy. Read more about how factors such as high-profile and experienced stakeholders and incentives for SPAC shareholders to approve acquisitions of targets are driving the resurgence of these investment vehicles. In addition, learn about some of the risks associated with SPAC transactions before jumping in feet first. Page 54

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Special Capital Markets & Corporate Governance Feature:
Public Company Reporting and Corporate Governance
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues its efforts to simplify and reduce the amount of disclosure public companies must provide and improve the usability of such disclosures. Read more about some of the notable market trends in corporate governance and public company reporting during 2019 and early 2020, and gain insight on what may lie ahead, including issues related to COVID-19 disclosures and related governance issues arising from the pandemic. Page 63

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