Foreign Private Issuer Guide: How US Securities Law Obligations Differ From Those of Domestic Issuers

    View Author June 2017
    Foreign private issuers are considered to have less restrictive US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) obligations than domestic issuers, and the SEC makes numerous accommodations to foreign private issuers. It is therefore beneficial for many non-US companies to achieve the status of foreign private issuer.
    Our Foreign Private Issuer Guide provides simplified information meant to educate companies about the benefits and requirements of being a foreign private issuer. The guide includes general outlines and summaries to help a company determine whether to go public as either a foreign private issuer or a domestic issuer.