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PRR 4.2 Third country issuers

Approval of prospectus drawn up in accordance with the Prospectus Regulation

PRR 4.2.1EU

1Article 28 of the Prospectus Regulation provides:

Article 28

Offer of securities to the public or admission to trading on a regulated market made under a prospectus drawn up in accordance with this Regulation

Where a third country issuer intends to offer securities to the public in the Union or to seek admission to trading of securities on a regulated market established in the Union under a prospectus drawn up in accordance with this Regulation, it shall obtain approval of its prospectus, in accordance with Article 20, from the competent authority of its home Member State.

Once a prospectus is approved in accordance with the first subparagraph, it shall entail all the rights and obligations provided for a prospectus under this Regulation and the prospectus and the third country issuer shall be subject to all of the provisions of this Regulation under the supervision of the competent authority of the home Member State.

Approval of prospectus drawn up in accordance with third country laws

PRR 4.2.2EU

1Article 29 (1) and (2) of the Prospectus Regulation provides:

Article 29

Offer of securities to the public or admission to trading on a regulated market made under a prospectus drawn up in accordance with the laws of a third country

  1. 1. The competent authority of the home Member State of a third country issuer may approve a prospectus for an offer of securities to the public or for admission to trading on a regulated market, drawn up in accordance with, and which is subject to, the national laws of the third country issuer, provided that:

    1. (a) the information requirements imposed by those third country laws are equivalent to the requirements under this Regulation; and

    2. (b) the competent authority of the home Member State has concluded cooperation arrangements with the relevant supervisory authorities of the third country issuer in accordance with Article 30.

  2. 2. In the case of an offer to the public or admission to trading on a regulated market of securities issued by a third country issuer, in a Member State other than the home Member State, the requirements set out in Articles 24, 25 and 27 shall apply.