Last Updated June 10, 2019

Law and Practice

Contributed By Walkers

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Walkers is a global firm with ten substantive offices around the world. Its transactions often involve Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Jersey and/or Guernsey legal matters, and it provides an integrated service to clients across its offices, legal systems and time zones. The finance and capital markets group in Ireland comprises a team of 23, including two listing agents. The group also includes four tax-advisers (including two tax partners) who support a number of practice areas and 16 dedicated capital markets fee-earners who spend the vast majority of their time advising on debt capital markets activity. In addition, the team works with asset finance, corporate, real estate and investment funds teams on multi-disciplinary, cross-border mandates. It is one of the largest dedicated debt capital markets teams in Ireland. The firm was a founding member of the Irish Debt Securities Association (IDSA) and sits on the Executive Council and Legal, Tax, CSP and Listing Sub-committees.

(i) A debut issuance/listing

The roles of the advisers do not change significantly in a debut issuance or listing as compared to a repeat issuance or listing save that, for a debut issuance or listing, the roles of the advisers are likely to be more involved. For example in a debut issuance/or listing, the Arranger/Lead Manager will be more heavily involved/concerned with: 

•       determining the optimal structure for the issuance from a legal and tax perspective;

•       agreeing the offering document and suite of underlying transaction documents; and

•       preparing for the first roadshow and other activities to market the debt securities. 

Similarly the roles of, for example, the listing agent and the legal advisers will be more involved in terms of having a debut prospectus approved by the CBI and Euronext Dublin.

(ii) Made by a foreign company

No differences or additional advisers required.

(iii) a drawdown under an existing programme

No differences or additional advisers required.

Walkers Global

The Exchange,
George's Dock, IFSC,
Dublin 1,
Ireland

+353 1 470 6600

+353 1 470 6601

info@walkersglobal.com www.walkersglobal.com
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Walkers is a global firm with ten substantive offices around the world. Its transactions often involve Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Jersey and/or Guernsey legal matters, and it provides an integrated service to clients across its offices, legal systems and time zones. The finance and capital markets group in Ireland comprises a team of 23, including two listing agents. The group also includes four tax-advisers (including two tax partners) who support a number of practice areas and 16 dedicated capital markets fee-earners who spend the vast majority of their time advising on debt capital markets activity. In addition, the team works with asset finance, corporate, real estate and investment funds teams on multi-disciplinary, cross-border mandates. It is one of the largest dedicated debt capital markets teams in Ireland. The firm was a founding member of the Irish Debt Securities Association (IDSA) and sits on the Executive Council and Legal, Tax, CSP and Listing Sub-committees.

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