Category: Regulatory

UK FCA Updates on COVID-19 Issues for Listed Companies

On May 27, 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK published a newsletter outlining its continuing expectations of issuers in the UK on market conduct and transaction reporting issues. The FCA also published a Primary Market Bulletin setting out updates for issuers on temporary relief for the timing of […]

Cooley Supports Petition to SEC for E-Signatures

Cooley, together with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Fenwick & West, has submitted a petition to the SEC requesting a rule change to allow companies to use electronic signatures in their filings. Today, companies are required to sign many SEC filings, including registration statements filed in connection with IPOs, […]

UK Pre-Emption Group Provides Temporary Additional Flexibility for Pre-Emption Disapplication Authorities

The UK Pre-Emption Group (PEG) issued a statement, published on April 1, 2020, regarding its expectations for non-pre-emptive issues by companies listed in the UK in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Temporary increase The PEG recommends that investors, on a case-by-case basis, consider supporting non-pre-emptive issues by companies of […]

COVID-19 Updates for UK + European Capital Markets: FCA, FRC + PRA Joint Statement, AIM Guidance and ESMA Public Statement

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several key updates for UK and European capital markets have recently been released, focusing primarily on financial reporting, including a joint statement by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), an Inside AIM publication by the London […]

Practical Observations on Preparing Prospectuses Under the New Prospectus Regulation

On 21 July 2019 the new Prospectus Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) (the “New Prospectus Regulation”) regime repealed and replaced the previous Prospectus Directive (“PD2”) regime in all EU Member States. In this briefing we explore the impact of the New Prospective Regulation on issuers producing a prospectus in relation to […]