Last Updated June 10, 2019

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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.

Generally speaking, in the context of debt securities, a prospectus will be required where an issuer wishes to:

  • make an offer of securities to the public (the "Public Offer Rule"); and/or
  • have its securities listed on a regulated market.

A prospectus must contain all information which, according to the particular nature of the issuer and of the securities offered and/or admitted to trading, is necessary to enable investors to make an informed assessment of:

  • the assets and liabilities, financial position, profit and losses and prospects of the issuer and/or any guarantor; and
  • the rights attaching to such securities.

A prospectus, drawn up as a single document, must contain the following parts:

  • a clear and detailed table of contents;
  • if applicable, a summary;
  • appropriate risk factors linked to the issuer and the type of securities covered by the issue; and
  • the other information items included in the relevant annexes to the Prospectus Regulation according to which the Prospectus is drawn up.
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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