This book considers some of the fundamental issues concerning the legal framework that has been established to support a single EU securities market. It focuses particularly on how the emerging legal framework will affect issuers' access to the primary and secondary market. The Financial Services Action Plan (FSAP, 1999) was an attempt to equip the community better to meet the challenges of monetary union and to capitalise on the potential benefits of a single market in financial services. It led to extensive change in securities market regulation: new laws; new law making processes, and more attention to the mechanisms for the supervision of securities market activity and legal enforcement. With the FSAP nearing completion, it is a good time to take stock of what has been achieved, and to identify the challenges that lie ahead.
• Highly topical and relevant to a broad cross-section of academics (including lawyers, economists and finance theorists) • The issues covered are of fundamental economic importance: the development of a more integrated EU securities markets could produce a range of benefits for issuers and investors and impact positively on the real economy • No obvious competing book exists
1. Overview and introduction to terminology; 2. Law's role in the building of an integrated EU securities market; 3. The regulatory process for securities law-making in the EU; 4. The centrality of disclosure as a regulatory strategy; 5. Issuer disclosure; 6. Institutional supervision of issuer disclosure within the EU; 7. Regulatory competencies: the end of exchange-based regulation and supervision of issuers in the EU?
'This is a very intelligent and readable book that will be valuable to any legal practitioner who wants an overview of recent developments in EU securities regulation. … She reaches a goal that is relatively rare for a scholar: to write a book that will be of interest to both practitioners and scholars.' International Banking Law and Regulation