Debt capital markets


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  • Green bonds: a flourishing market


    Submitted: 05 November 2018

    The market is gaining momentum with increased sovereign, supranational and corporate issuances, and growing government support.

  • New senior preferred class of bank debt introduced in Germany on 21 July 2018


    Submitted: 02 August 2018

    ​To achieve a level playing field for German issuer banks, the German legislator has amended the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz) to allow for two different classes of senior bond issues. From 21 July 2018 German banks can choose to issue senior preferred and senior non-preferred bonds.

  • The UAE’s onshore federal regulator for securities issues new regulation relevant to Sukuk


    Submitted: 02 July 2018

    Following the recent litigation relating to the Dana Gas Sukuk where Shariah-compliance was an issue, on 23 May 2018, the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), issued Chairman Decision No. 20/R.M. of 2018 on the Offering or Issuance of Islamic Securities (the ISRs), intended to add an additional layer of disclosure and transparency to the UAE’s Sukuk market in the interests of investor protection.

  • Commercial and practical approach required to determining source of interest


    Submitted: 25 June 2018

    The Court of Appeal has stressed the need for a commercial and practical approach to the multifactorial test of determining the source of interest when applying the UK withholding tax provisions.

  • Loan servicing not exempt from VAT


    Submitted: 14 May 2018

    The First-tier Tribunal has held that supplies by a business administering a loan portfolio for a bank were not exempt from VAT as the supplies fell within the exception for “debt collection”.

  • Recent developments in debt capital markets


    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    We discuss developments in the debt capital markets, including around disclosure standards, comfort letters, market abuse, benchmarks in European and US transactions. What impact have various new regulations and quantitative easing had on the debt capital markets practice?

  • Prospectus Directive


    Last Reviewed: 10 January 2018 / Submitted: 01 January 2010

    This microsite is designed to provide you with access to materials relating to the Prospectus Directive 2003/71/EC (including ongoing amendments) and to the prospectus regime in the UK.

  • Dutch legislative proposal on senior non-preferred debt


    Submitted: 10 January 2018

    ​With MiFID2, PRIIPS and the Benchmark Regulation all having entered into effect this year, we now alert you to another highly relevant development for capital market practitioners: senior non-preferred debt instruments by Dutch banks and investment firms.

  • MiFID2: a reminder of five things corporate finance firms need to do Restricted access


    Submitted: 13 December 2017

    With less than a month to go until MiFID2 is implemented, we provide a reminder of the additional obligations on investment firms when providing corporate finance services, particularly in relation to underwriting and placing of financial instruments.

  • Developments in Debt Capital Markets Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session looks at legal developments affecting the international debt capital markets, including the impact of the new Prospectus Regulation and the PRIIPs Regulation on the debt capital markets and other market developments.

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