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As 2013 moves on, the reality of the newly amended Prospectus regime is starting to impact on the market. The amendments, introduced in July 2012, made significant changes to how prospectuses are prepared and used and aimed to lighten the legislative load and ease access to the capital markets for SMEs.
Have they achieved this goal? What are the outstanding implementation issues and how are the national regulators working with ESMA to clarify inconsistencies and uncertainties?
These and other key questions will be debated and discussed at Euromoney Legal Forum’s upcoming 4th Prospectus Directive Conference. It will bring together leading market players from the debt and equity markets, who will share their expert knowledge and experience on the critical issues including:
- How are competent authorities interpreting the Directive’s requirements? To what extent are inconsistencies being resolved?
- What should issuers understand by ‘easily analyzable and comprehensible’? What guidance are national authorities giving on this critical requirement?
- What can and cannot be included in final terms or the base prospectus?
- What triggers the requirement for a supplement?
- How should issuers differentiate between ‘key’ and ‘material’ risks for summaries?
- What are the latest requirements for tax disclosure?
Tuesday 24th September 2013
08.30 Registration and refreshments
09.00 Opening remarks from the Chair
09.10 Is the Amending Directive achieving its goals?
What are the goals of the Prospectus Directive and the amending legislation? Are they being achieved?
To what extent are investors need to be protected is the legislation meet that requirement?
How is the market responding? What impact is the regime having on supply and demand in debt and equity issuance?
How best to address the final implementation issues How consistent are approaches amongst competent authorities when interpreting the Directives requirements
09.40 ESMA update: Resolving and clarifying the outstanding questions around implementation
Clarifying recent advice and guidance on
- Supplementary prospectuses
- Prospectuses for third countries
- Recommendations regarding mineral companies
Dealing with unresolved questions around the consistency of implementation of the Amending requirements
10.10 UKLA Address: Managing the implementation of the Prospectus rules in the UK
Reviewing the outcome of consultations on proposed guidance regarding the Prospectus Directive
The challenges in interpreting the underlying legislation
Key issues which are awaiting clarification for the market
10.40 Morning refreshments
11.10 Panel: How are member states interpreting and implementing the Amending regime requirements?
How consistent are approaches amongst competent authorities when interpreting the requirements of the amending Directive?
Interpreting the legislation what are the key outstanding issues?
How has the market responded?
How best to address the final implementation issues
Viola Tilanus, Senior Supervision Officer, Securities Offerings & Takeover Bids Division, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets
12.00 Industry panel: Responding to the changes to the Prospectus regime what implications is it having for debt and equity issuers?
Dealing with inconsistencies in interpretation by member states
Does one size fit all for regulating the wholesale and retail securities markets?
Practicalities of working within the regime how to meet the requirement of comprehensibility?
Is the amended regime affecting product innovation and development? How have levels of issuance been affected?
To what extent are issuers seeking to avoid the PD?
Jacqueline Steven, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Legal Department EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nicola Busbridge, Head of Transaction Management Group EMEA, DCM, HSBC
14.10 Ensuring compliance with revised proportionate disclosure requirements under the Amended legislation
Clarifying the proportionate disclosure regime for rights issues
- what should be included and what is now exempt?
Analysing the proportionate disclosure regime for SMEs and issuer with reduced market capitalization
How is the new disclosure regime being implanted by member states?
How is the market responding?
14.45 Using a prospectus in a retail cascade
To what extent have the Prospectus requirements for retail cascade offers become more flexible?
What are the responsibilities of issuers in relation to offers made by intermediaries?
What are the responsibilities of intermediaries?
What is consent and when is a new prospectus required?
What further steps need to be taken to improve the retail cascade requirements?
John Barrass, Deputy Chief Executive, APCIMS
15.20 Afternoon refreshments
15.50 What should be included in a supplement?
How will the supplement differ from what is already outline in the base prospectus, summary and final terms? Understanding what triggers the supplement requirement
What restrictions if any exist on the amount or form of information which can be included?
What guidance is available on the definitions of significant or material for situations not specifically covered in the draft RTS?
Clarifying walk-away rights in the context of supplements
The UKLAs approach to supplementary prospectuses
16.20 Panel: Is the new more prescriptive regime for final terms meeting the goal of improving investor protection?
Understand how final terms are different for Prospectuses approved before and after 1st July 2012
When should final terms be used?
What is understood by easily analyzable and comprehensively form?
How is this increasingly prescriptive approach for final terms impacting on the market?
Carlo Oly, Vice President, Head of Securities and Issuers Department, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
17.10 Closing remarks from the Chairman
17.20 Close of Day One
Wednesday 25th September 2013
08.30 Morning refreshments
09.00 Opening remarks from the Chair
09.10 Clarifying key vs. material risks for Prospectus summaries
Differentiating between material and key risks
Understand the approach of the FCA/UKLA
What should be included and not included, and why?
09.40 Complying with the requirement for issue specific summaries
When is an issue specific summary required and what should it include?
Outlining the UKLAs approach and the background to it
Understanding the guidance for wholesale issues under retail programmes
10.10 Clarifying the position regarding withholding tax disclosure
Understanding the requirements of the regulation
Outlining the details of the ESMA Q&A 45 from July 2012
What level of information is required and for which jurisdictions?
10.40 Morning refreshments
11.10 Clarifying the disclosure regime for Prospectuses for convertible or exchangeable debt securities
Understanding the requirements of the amended Directive
What is the proposed application of the proportionate disclosure regime?
What will the new clarification mean for structure products?
How can providers meet the requirement that the Prospectus be easily analyzable and comprehensible?
11.50 Discussion: Update on how the PRIPS KID will interact with the Prospectus Directive
What will the KID look like? How will it compare with the PD summary?
How will KID overlap with the issue-specific summary?
What are the implications for the issuance timeframe?
What are the most challenging aspects of the regime?
Lachlan Burn, Partner, Capital Markets, Linklaters LLP
- Franҫois-Régis Benois, Head of Regulation, Listed Corporates Division, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), France
- Viola Tilanus, Senior Supervision Officer, Securities Offerings & Takeover Bids Division, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets
- Rosemary Hanna, Head of Corporate Finance and Client Assets, Central Bank of Ireland
- Nicola Busbridge, Head of Transaction Management Group EMEA, DCM, HSBC
- Jacqueline Steven, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Legal Department EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Carlo Oly, Vice President, Head of Securities and Issuers Department, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
- John Barrass, Deputy Chief Executive, APCIMS
- Lachlan Burn, Partner, Capital Markets, Linklaters LLP
- Dorothee Fischer-Appelt, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
- Gerard Scully, Director of International Primary Markets, Irish Stock Exchange
- Dr. Thomas Gstaedtner, Director, Head of Legal, Equity Structuring, Structured & Retail Products, Deutsche Bank AG
- Penny Miller, Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP
- Kyle R. Williams, Executive Director & Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs
- Rudolf H. Haas, Partner, Latham &Watkins LLP
- Amy Geddes, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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