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Mainstream Debt Issuance Legal Outlook 2023

We present the 2023 edition of our annual DCM publication with an update on some of the topics relevant to mainstream debt issuance we expect to be discussing in the year ahead.

We provide high-level summaries of (and details of where you can find more information on) EU/UK Regulatory Reform, Sustainable Finance and Market Conduct developments, all as applicable to wholesale DCM market participants.

Mainstream Debt Issuance key themes for 2023

1

Regulatory Reform

In this topic, we cover the following:

  • EU Prospectus Regime
  • UK Prospectus Regime
  • UK PRIIPs
2

Sustainable Finance

In this topic, we cover the following:

  • EU Green Bond Standard
  • EU MiFID II product governance “sustainability” amendments
  • ESG in the UK capital markets and FCA initiatives
  • Greenwashing
3

Market Conduct

In this topic, we cover the following:

  • Gent Decision
  • Primary Market Bulletin 42
4

Other Developments in Debt Capital Markets

In this topic, we cover the following:

  • UK FCA Consumer Duty final rules
  • LIBOR transition
  • SEC Rule 15c2-11

Mainstream Debt Issuance
Legal Outlook 2023

Our annual note explores some of the topics we expect to be on the agenda for mainstream debt issuance from January 2023.


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