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UK Securities Law Update Q1, 2011

April 15, 2011

Ronan O'Sullivan, Ross McNaughton & James Wright

In this edition of our UK Securities Law Update we look at the proposals contained in the HM Treasury's latest consultation paper on the reforms to the UK financial services regulatory architecture. We also discuss the amendment made to the Financial Services Authority's Code of Market Conduct following the recent decision of the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") in Spector Photo Group NV, the findings of the market study of equity underwriting conducted by the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT"), as well as the London Stock Exchanges Alternative Investment Market's latest newsletter. Finally, we consider the proposed EU amendments to the Prospectus Directive and the Transparency Directive, as well as the new supervisory framework for financial services in Europe.

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