The Big Freeze for Chinese IPOs
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The Big Freeze for Chinese IPOs
By Drew Bernstein, Co-Chair, MarcumAsia on February 7, 2022

Smaller deals will test the appetite of investors amid a new regulatory landscape At the end of June 2021, Chinese IPOs were on track to post a record-breaking year. Didi Chuxing had...

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SEC Weighs in on SPAC Audit & Accounting Issues
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SEC Weighs in on SPAC Audit & Accounting Issues

Financial reporting, governance, and internal controls are seen as "risks" to investors On March 31st, the SEC’s Acting Chief Accountant, Paul Munter, issued a lengthy “public statement”...

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House Passes Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act
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House Passes Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act
By Drew Bernstein, Co-Chair, MarcumAsia on December 3, 2020

Showdown Over Audit Inspections Reaches New Stage On December 2nd, 2020, the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would bar Chinese companies from trading in the U.S....

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SPACs | A Guide for Management
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SPACs | A Guide for Management
By Drew Bernstein on October 19, 2020

While special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have existed since the early 1990s, these investment vehicles have gained popularity in recent years. SPAC IPOs have raised over $49...

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The Year of the SPAC
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The Year of the SPAC
By Drew Bernstein, Co-Chair, MarcumAsia on October 5, 2020

With $40 Billion of Capital Available, Will SPACs Become a Viable Alternative to the Traditional IPO? Amid this year’s white-hot IPO market, the SPAC, or special purpose acquisition...

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White House Weighs in on China Audit Conundrum
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White House Weighs in on China Audit Conundrum
By Drew Bernstein on August 10, 2020

Can the “co-audit” concept untangle PCAOB inspection impasse? On August 7th, the President's Working Group on Financial Markets weighed in on the dangers that investing in Chinese companies...

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Auditors Face Access Challenges as COVID Pandemic Drags On
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Auditors Face Access Challenges as COVID Pandemic Drags On
By Drew Bernstein on July 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created novel challenges for the audit profession that could have lingering impacts on the quality and reliability of independent accounting firm’s work if not...

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IPO Preparedness Amid the Coronavirus
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IPO Preparedness Amid the Coronavirus

The safety of our staff, clients and their families is the top priority amid the coronavirus. During this time, we are offering flexibility to our staff to work from home if they are able...

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The Nuclear Option for Chinese Stocks
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The Nuclear Option for Chinese Stocks
By Drew Bernstein on June 19, 2019

Implications of the Equitable Act for American Investors As a new “silicon curtain” crashes down between the technological infrastructure of America and some of its allies and China and the...

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5 Keys to Survive as a Chinese CFO
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5 Keys to Survive as a Chinese CFO
By Drew Bernstein on December 21, 2018

Or How to Be a Stock Market Success Without Losing Your Sanity The role of a Chief Financial Officer for a Chinese company listed on the U.S. stock market is intensely challenging. While...

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