Charles E. Hord III

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Charles E. Hord III

Charles E. Hord III



Charles Hord’s practice is primarily related to corporate and finance law. During his career, he has advised a number of companies and financial institutions concerning a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies, domestic and foreign joint ventures, public offerings and private placements of securities, institutional and bank lending, restructurings, leveraged recapitalizations and buy-outs, leasing and structured financings. These transactions have involved a broad range of businesses, including manufacturing, retailing, energy, technology, publishing and telecommunications.

Professional experience

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JD, cum laude, notes and comments editor, Syracuse Law Review, Syracuse University College of Law, 1975
BA, Denison University, 1972

  • New York State Bar
  • Chambers USA - Nationwide: Energy: Electricity, Chambers & Partners, 2010 – 2015, 2018 - 2019
  • Chambers Global - US Energy: electricity, Chambers & Partners, 2010 – 2019
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, M&A corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market ($500m-$999m), The Legal 500, 2018
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, mergers and acquisitions, described as "A skilled negotiator, cool and confident in difficult negotiations," The Legal 500, 2015
  • "SEC Issues Order for Partial Stay of Conflict Minerals Rules," Client Alert, May 5, 2014
  • "SEC Issues Guidance on Conflict Minerals Rules," Client Alert, April 30, 2014
  • "U.S. Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Conflict Minerals Case," Client Alert, April 21, 2014
  • "SEC Proposes Rules on Regulation A+," Client Alert, January 2, 2014
  • "SEC Adopts Final Rules Disqualifying Securities Offerings Involving Certain Bad Actors from Reliance on Rule 506," Client Alert, July 16, 2013
  • "SEC Adopts Final Rules Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings," Client Alert, July 12, 2013
  • "Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Bylaws," Client Alert, June 27, 2013
  • "SEC Staff Issues New Guidance Regarding Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals," Client Alert, October 23, 2012
  • "A Comeback for Delaware’s Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing?," Corporate Practice NewsWire, September 2012
  • "2012 First Half Case Nuggets," Corporate Practice NewsWire, September 2012
  • "SEC Issues Proposed Rules Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings," Client Alert, September 7, 2012
  • "2011 Case Nuggets," Corporate Practice NewsWire, January 2012
  • "In Olson v. ev3, the Delaware Chancery Court Revisits Top-Up Options and Critiques the Appraisal Dilution Theory," Client Alert, May 9, 2011
  • "SEC Proposes Rules Requiring Listing Standards Related To Compensation Committees and Compensation Consultants," Client Alert, April 4, 2011
  • "SEC Adopts Rule Amendments Facilitating Shareholder Proxy Access to Nominate Directors," Client Alert, September 8, 2010
  • "New York Amends Power of Attorney Law to Exclude Most Corporate Transactions," Client Alert, August 23, 2010
  • "Dodd-Frank Act: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Provisions," Client Alert, August 12, 2010
  • "SEC Proposes Amendments to Issuer Repurchases of Common Stock Under Rule 10b-18," February 5, 2010
  • Co-author, "SEC Adopts Amendments to Cross-Border Tender Offer, Exchange Offer and Business Combination Rules," October 10, 2008
  • "Certain Shelf Registration Statements Will Expire Beginning December 1, 2008," Client Alert, July 31, 2008
  • "SEC Revises Disclosure Requirements for Equity-Based Compensation," Client Alert, January 4, 2007
  • "SEC Proposes Amendments to Executive Compensation and Related Party Disclosure Rules," Client Alert, February 21, 2006
  • "SEC Issues FAQs on Securities Offering Reform Transition," Client Alert, October 4, 2005
  • "SEC Proposes New Accelerated Filer Category and Revised Filing Deadlines and Extends Internal Control Compliance Deadline for Smaller Companies," Client Alert, October 4, 2005
  • "SEC Adopts Major Securities Offering Reforms," Client Alert, July 29, 2005
  • "Reminder: New Form 8-K Requirements Take Effect August 23, 2004," Client Alert, June 1, 2004
  • "Material Adverse Change Clauses," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May 2002
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association


SEC proposes Regulation S-K amendments

Publication | October 19, 2017