IFLR European Capital Markets Forum 2016


The IFLR European Capital Markets Forum returned for the 13th successful year on April 20, 2016. International Financial Law Review brought together over 320 bankers’ counsel, corporate counsel, funds counsel and leading private practice lawyers at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London.

Equity capital markets are enjoying good levels of activity in Europe and on the debt side, Prospectus Regulation proposals will particularly benefit SMEs. Elsewhere, regulation is also providing plenty of debate: developments in retail structured products
are being delayed by Mifid II; the CMU is hoping to overhaul the securitisation market; and the final standard has been set for Total Loss Absorbing Capacity in the bank capital arena. In addition, high yield deals have been high once again and Europe’s
appetite for RMB seems insatiable. This is especially the case in London, which has become the first city outside of China to issue Chinese sovereign debt. However, emerging markets have significantly slowed down. There have been a smattering of dollar bonds across Africa, but Russian and Brazilian issuance is minimal.

Finally, there is still a large amount of regulation creating a looming uncertainty – PD III and Mifid II are the largest matters of debate. IFLR will discuss all of these topics in an interactive panel format to engage with the audience. This offers the opportunity for everyone to get involved on a range of subjects.

The forum offerd seven CPD points, and delegates gained opportunity to network with senior legal professionals over breakfast, lunch and two coffee breaks.

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn what is needed for convertibles to recover
  • How to judge cov-lite as competition to high yield
  • Discover the impact of EC Prospectus Regulations on SMEs
  • Hear about what happens to Priips if Mifid II is delayed
  • Learn about CMU securitisation reforms
  • Listen to discussion on final TLAC standards
  • Debate the need for Basel IV
  • How London is increasingly an outpost for Chinese finance

Who attended:

  • General counsel
  • Bankers counsel
  • Heads of legal
  • Corporate counsel
  • Chief legal officers
  • Private practice lawyers


Delegate list


 Shearman & Sterling



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