The following Banking & Finance practice note Produced in partnership with Charles Farnsworth of Baker McKenzie and Adam Farlow of Baker McKenzie provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
A 10b-5 letter (also referred to as a 'disclosure letter') is a letter delivered to the underwriters by issuer's and underwriters' counsel in connection with an offering of securities in the United States pursuant to an Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-registered offering or a private placement pursuant to Rule 144A under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the 'Securities Act'). The underwriters will rely on this letter as supporting evidence of their "'due diligence' investigations of the issuer in building a defence to potential liability under US federal securities laws.
The focal point of the 10b-5 letter is the prospectus used to market the securities to investors. The letter states that based on counsel's activities in connection with the securities offering, nothing came to their attention to cause them to believe that the prospectus either: (i) contains an untrue statement of a material fact or (ii) omits to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements in the prospectus, in light of the circumstances under which the statements were made, not misleading.
In an offering of securities in the United States, various liability and anti-fraud laws and regulations apply. Section 11 and Section 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act, which apply only to SEC-registered offerings, impose liability on certain parties, including the issuer and
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ContractWhere a contract is made by two or more parties it may contain a promise or obligation made by two or more of those parties. Any such promise may be:•joint•several, or•joint and severalWhether an undertaking is joint, several, or joint and several in contract is a question of construction
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A limited company that proposes to issue redeemable shares must comply with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006).Why do companies issue redeemable shares?A company may wish to issue redeemable shares so that it has an alternative way to return surplus capital to shareholders without
IntroductionShari'ah (also Sharia, Shariah or Shari’a) (literally, in Arabic, 'the path towards the watering place') or Islamic law is the legal system of the religion of Islam that sets out a system of duties or code of conduct for individuals to follow so that they may live their life in a
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