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ICMA Publishes Social Bond Principles

by Morgan Lewis on

The principles provide guidance to issuers on the process of issuing social bonds, including the types of projects that qualify as social projects and the level of disclosure that should be provided to investors; compliance...more

Modernization of French Bondholders' Rights

by Jones Day on

On 10 May 2017, an ordinance was adopted by the French government ("Ordinance") in order to promote the use of bonds as a financing vehicle for French issuers that represents a major step forward in the French debt capital...more

First Issuance of Green Bonds by the French State

by Jones Day on

On 24 January 2017, France issued its first sovereign green bonds for an amount of €7 billion, with a maturity of 22 years and a yield at issue of 1.741 percent. The French sovereign issuance was fully allocated with total...more

Bond Issues

by White & Case LLP on

France’s draft Ordinance and Decree of 30 January 2017 for improving the development of French law-governed bond issues The capital markets’ share of corporate financing, and of the economy in general, is growing year on...more

"Volatility and Uncertainty Continue in the US Capital Markets"

The U.S. capital markets experienced continued volatility throughout much of 2016, as the bond and equity markets were affected by a series of significant events: the November U.S. presidential election; the June Brexit vote;...more

CSA Start Allowing International Dealers to Trade Canadian Issuers’ Bonds in Secondary Market

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have started granting their first exemption orders to permit international dealers to engage with Canadian clients in secondary market trading of bonds of Canadian issuers, under...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.15.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation—a nonprofit that represents execs from many of the US’s largest banks—will release a paper today arguing that the Fed illegally sidestepped the APA by adopting “central parts of its...more

The Impact of PROMESA on Creditors

On June 30, 2016, the United States Senate passed the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act” (“PROMESA”) and it was quickly signed into law by President Obama. PROMESA enables the Commonwealth of...more

Brexit; Assessing the impact on Middle Eastern issuers accessing the UK and European Capital Markets

by King & Spalding on

Many companies and other entities in the Middle East tap the UK and/or European debt and equity capital markets as part of achieving their corporate funding and broader strategic objectives. Whilst the precise legal and...more

Best-laid plans? The "Pan-European Private Placement Market"

by Bryan Cave on

The global dislocation in the financial markets which began in 2007 prompted a decrease in lending and an increase in regulation in the European and the US economies, amongst others. This paper looks at recent initiatives...more

Greater Choice in Liability Management and Bond Restructurings

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Liability management exercises (“LMEs”) are increasing in the bond and capital market and are often used in relatively benign situations. They are certainly not always a precursor to a full-scale restructuring or insolvency....more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 6.1.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

All of us are entitled to a change of heart. But when you’re one of the world’s most famous activist investors and the change involves a decent-sized stake in a drug maker (Allergan) that just 5 months ago was mixed up with a...more

Navigating the Green Bonds markets in China

by Reed Smith on

China’s climate change objectives under the Paris Agreement will require it to invest a massive amount of capital into growing its domestic renewable energy generation, as well as invest in other emissions-reducing efforts....more

China Gives Green Light for Green Bonds

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

China launched a green bond pilot initiative via the Shanghai Stock Exchange, encouraging further foreign investment in a rapidly growing asset class and paving the way for issuances by non-financial institutions....more

2016 Real Estate Capital Markets Conference: Top 10 Takeaways (Bullish and Bearish)

by Goodwin on

The real estate world unofficially convened at the 9th Annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference hosted by Goodwin Procter and Columbia Business School. The speakers and guests, which included real estate fund...more

Green Bonds – how to unlock its full potential?

by Reed Smith on

The green bond market is presently one of the fastest growing fixed-income segments, with issuances tripling between 2013 and 2014. There is a sense of excitement and optimism surrounding the market; initially led and...more

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles...more

The Financial Report - Volume 4, No. 14 • July 2015 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

US lawmakers seek push out details. US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the country’s banking regulators asking for information concerning the effect of an amendment to the Dodd-Frank act...more

New UAE Commercial Companies Law - Debt Capital Markets

by Dentons on

On 31 March 2015, the new Federal Law (No. 2 of 2015) concerning Commercial Companies (the NCCL) was issued and published in Federal Gazette No. 577 in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) (the Official Gazette). The NCCL comes...more

Amendments to Spanish Corporate Laws Add Flexibility to Bond Issuances by Spanish Companies

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

New rules relax certain structural and procedural legal restrictions, helping Spanish companies access debt capital markets. On 27 April 2015, the Spanish parliament passed Law 5/2015, of 27 April, of corporate finance...more

Recent Trends in Commercial Aircraft Finance

Since the financial crisis, the aviation finance market has been through much change with the initial heavy reliance on export credit financing from US Export-Import Bank (Ex Im Bank) and the other export credit agencies...more

Quarterly Investment Update – 4th Quarter 2014

by Perkins Coie on

Welcome 2015! We are coming off a solid economic performance in 2014 marked by improvements in hiring, wages and corporate investments. It has been a magnificent year for both the stock and bond markets, even with a...more

"First-Half Activity Energizes US Capital Markets in 2014"

The U.S. equity and debt markets experienced a strong first half of the year. In the first quarter, the U.S. IPO market was the busiest since 2000, more than doubling the number of IPOs from the same period last year. ...more

The Oklahoma MLP Quarterly - 1Q 2014

by GableGotwals on

The Oklahoma MLP Quarterly highlights changes in taxation, law and capital markets that affect master limited partnerships who have headquarters located in, or significant contacts with, Oklahoma. The publication is...more

Bond is Back

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Opportunities for investors in European HY Debt - Record amounts of HY issuance in Europe since 2010, much of which has refinanced the LBO bank debt maturity wall - Potential for significant restructuring...more

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