Tips and traps for in-house lawyers—key issues in issuing vanilla bonds
Produced in partnership with Rebecca Bishop
Tips and traps for in-house lawyers—key issues in issuing vanilla bonds

The following Banking & Finance guidance note Produced in partnership with Rebecca Bishop provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Tips and traps for in-house lawyers—key issues in issuing vanilla bonds
  • General
  • Standalone
  • Programme
  • Mandate letter
  • Pre-launch
  • Launch
  • Signing
  • Closing

BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies, offices, bodies and governance structures (except to the limited extent agreed), but the UK must continue to adhere to its obligations under EU law (including EU treaties, legislation, principles and international agreements) and submit to the continuing jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in accordance with the transitional arrangements in Part 4 of the Withdrawal Agreement. For further reading, see: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For guidance, in relation to debt capital markets transactions, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on finance transactions—Brexit planning and impact—key issues for debt capital markets transactions and Brexit—impact on finance transactions—Derivatives and debt capital markets transactions—key SIs.

Prospectus Regulation: Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the Prospectus Regulation) replaces the Prospectus Directive 2003/71/EC with effect from 21 July 2019. For information on the Prospectus Regulation, see Practice Notes: The Prospectus Regulation—essentials, The Prospectus Regulation—prospectus format and contents, The Prospectus Regulation—approval of prospectuses and single passport, The Prospectus Regulation—level 2 and level 3 measures