A new book aims to provide a guide to all the relevant law and regulations governing debt offerings, listings, and continuing obligations in Ireland.
Irish Securities Law has been written by Paul Egan SC of Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) LLP, who is a senior consultant in the firm, and former chair of its corporate department.
He works mainly in public-company transactions, corporate governance, and regulatory matters.
The book, published by Bloomsbury Professional, contains the full text of Irish regulations and official guidance, and is a guide for anyone that needs to use Ireland as their hub for listing.
It was launched by Daryl Byrne, CEO of Euronext Dublin.
Dublin has now become the leading location for debt listings in Europe, with €800 billion having been raised through bonds so far this year. The figure that already represents a 16% increase on the whole of 2020.
Activity has been boosted by the fact the issuers can no longer use UK approvals for securities offerings into the EU that require a prospectus, and need to find an EU base for this.
Egan, who was successfully re-elected to the Law Society Council in 2021, is a founding member and current chair of the Company Law Review Group (CLRG), the statutory body responsible for advising the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment on company-law issues.