European Commission Announces Proposals to Overhaul the EU Prospectus Regime

December 01, 2015

The European Commission on 30 November 2015 announced proposals to overhaul the prospectus rules to improve access to finance for companies and simplify information for investors.
The new prospectus regulation forms part of the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union action plan and, once adopted, will replace current Prospectus Directive 2003/71/EC (along with its corresponding implementing measures). In its press release announcing the proposals, the European Commission states that the new rules ‘will enable investors to make informed investment decisions, simplify the rules for companies that wish to issue shares or debt and foster cross-border investments in the Single Market’.

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