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The green bond market is currently one of the fastest-growing fixed-income segments, with issuances tripling between 2013 and 2014. There is a sense of excitement and optimism surrounding the market – initially led and developed by the multilateral development banks (MDBs) and international financial institutions (IFIs), but now actively promoted, sponsored and supported by the private sector. For more information, read our Client Alert on reedsmith.com.…
The Investment Plan, developed by the European Commission, has the potential to be one of the most important and radical changes to how the European Union operates in the last 25 years.  Not only will it seek to harmonise the financial and regulatory barriers to investment, but it will look to harness the collective power of the EU and utilise the full potential of the third-largest economy on earth. A key element of the Investment Plan…
With yet another foreign convertible bond default hitting our desk, we cannot help but wonder what the future has in store for Asian convertible bonds and debt capital markets restructurings.  This is particularly relevant when you consider that Indian companies and banks issued foreign currency bonds aggregating up to approximately $6.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013.  This momentum continued throughout 2013 with Indian companies expected to raise another $10 billion by the beginning of 2014…
So called ‘sunshine backed bonds’ are one of the newest and most exciting asset classes to enter the asset-backed securities market since the financial crisis. The resurgence of the market has led to a number of esoteric ABS issuances in recent months but it was solar energy that seemed most ripe for applying securitisation techniques (which provide an especially powerful financing tool). Indeed, given how this financing technique revolutionised the mortgage finance market 30 years…
Further to proposals by the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”), the Prospectus Directive regime in Europe, particularly the requirements in relation to the form of prospectuses, transaction summaries, final terms and supplements have undergone some major changes. These changes have been brought about by amending the Prospectus Directive and the Commission Regulation (EC) No 809/2004 (the “Amending Regulations”), which came into effect on 1 July 2012. As a result, issuers with established programmes or…