Since its first edition, the International Securities Law Handbook has answered the need for a user-friendly source of information covering the key elements of securities law and regulations. Now fully updated to include thirty-five jurisdictions, the details offered in this invaluable reference provide investors with greater protection, point the way to as much transparency as possible in securities transactions, ease the gathering of information on the securities themselves and the participants involved, and help investors better formulate their needs and interact with foreign counsel as necessary.
Country chapters, each written by an expert in the particular country's securities law, appear alphabetically. Among many others, issues and topics covered include the following:
- description of the securities markets;
- listing/market and regulatory authorities;
- listing requirements and procedures;
- civil and criminal liability for securities law breaches;
- prospectus/disclosure requirements;
- quasi securities and derivatives;
- resale and secondary trading;
- exemptions available; and
- special cases, such as employee share schemes, rights issues and takeovers.
Each country chapter allows information on specific issues to be easily found. Comparisons can also be made between the treatment of particular issues by different jurisdictions.
Legal practitioners, in-bouse counsel, investment bankers, business executives and others involved in the issue or sale of securities in foreign jurisdictions will fend here an immediately comprehensible overview of the legal framework in which key markets operate, along with a clear description of the legal environment existing in each jurisdiction covered.
The World Law Group is a network of independent law firms located in most of the world's major commercial cities. Each World Law Group member firm has been selected for its excellent business reputation, its depth of commit-ment to international practice, and its ability to assist other member firms in their international dealings.
Editors: Marcus Best and Jean-Luc Soulier.