Prospectus for the Public Offering of Securities in Europe: European and National Legislation in the Member States of the European Economic Area

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Overview

The Prospectus Directive of 4 November 2003 sets the rules on the publication of a prospectus in the event that securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a stock exchange in the European Union. These rules apply in all thirty member states of the European Economic Area. Since member states decide to a large extent how to implement the Directive in their law, the rules in the different member states will differ substantially. It is therefore important not only to have an understanding of the rules laid down in the Directive but also to obtain knowledge of the rules applicable in the different states. As an English book, this volume provides an understanding for non-Europeans of the rules applicable on the publication of a prospectus. A comprehensive table of contents, text of the European Directive and a list of national implementing laws are also included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521880701
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: Law Practitioner Series
  • Pages: 514
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dirk Van Gerven is a Brussels partner with the Benelux law firm of NautaDutilh and a member of the Brussels and New York Bars. He has extensive experience in all areas of corporate and financial law, including securities regulation. He is in charge of continuing legal education for the Dutch-speaking Bar Association of Brussels and has published widely in the fields of corporate and financial law. Since 2003, he has been a member of the supervisory board of Belgium's Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission.

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Table of Contents


Contributors     vii
Preface   Dirk Van Gerven     ix
Part I
General provisions of Community law relating to the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading   Dirk Van Gerven     3
Application in each Member State National reports for EU Member States
Belgium   Dirk Van Gerven   Elke Janssens     71
Czech Republic   Petr Kasik   Vlastimil Pihera     85
Denmark   Vagn Thorup   David Moalem     99
Estonia   Raino Paron   Monika Koolmeister     115
Greece   Vassiliki Lazarakou   George Georgiou     137
Hungary   Jacques de Servigny     160
Latvia   Dace Silava-Tomsone   Toms Sulmanis   Aigars Gozitis     185
Lithuania   Irmantas Norkus   Eva Suduiko     208
Luxembourg   Josee Weydert   Franck-Olivier Cera     222
The Netherlands   Jan Paul Franx     242
Poland   Danuta Pajewska   Jakub Pietruszka     255
Portugal   Jose Alves Do Carmo   Jose Miguel Oliveira   ArifoAmada     277
Slovakia   Michaela Jurkova     295
United Kingdom   Nigel Boardman     314
National reports for EEA Member States
Norway   Solveig Fagerheim Bugge   Sverre Tyrhaug     333
Annexes
Council Directive (EC) No 2003/71 of 4 November 2003 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading (the Prospectus Directive)     353
Commission Regulation (EC) No 809/2004 of 29 April 2004 implementing the Prospectus Directive as regards information contained in prospectuses as well as the format, incorporation by reference and publication of such prospectuses and dissemination of advertisements (the Prospectus Regulation)     380
List of national laws implementing the Prospectus Directive     485
Index     491
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