- Prospectus — Securities
This chapter discusses the third country regime against the backdrop of Brexit. It explains that, post-Brexit, it will no longer be possible to use a UK prospectus for distribution of securities in the EU. However, since the majorities of securities offered on the UK markets are in fact sold to UK or international (non-EU) investors, it is difficult to know whether the consequence of this will be an increase in EU prospectus offerings or a decrease. The chapter notes that in reality the point is that there is a relatively well-established prospectus orthodoxy in the international securities markets, and as long as the EU regime remains closely aligned with that international orthodoxy, it is likely that the incremental cost of adding an EU limb to a global offering will remain acceptable. However if EU disclosure standards diverge from international standards, the issue will become more acute, and issuers may find themselves having to choose between a domestic EU offering and an international offering.
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