Global Taxes

Float Guides

Tuesday 10 October 2017

The Corporate and M&A Law Committee and the Securities Law Committee  prepared a guide to floats with chapters from more than 20 countries in 2011, which have been updated in 2017.

The Float Guides describe the process in each jurisdiction for an initial public offering by a company, and explain the steps involved and set out a typical timetable.  The material is intended as a high-level practical guide for practitioners and others who are looking for an introduction to the laws of each relevant jurisdiction relating to floats.

The editors, Florian Khol and Tim Gordon, thank all the authors who contributed their time and their expertise, and welcome additional material for countries not already included.  Please contact them at or if you would like to contribute.

Each guide indicates its authors, who may be contacted with questions or suggestions in relation to the laws of any country.

This guide is not intended as and must not be considered legal advice for any particular situation, and members are encouraged to consult with local counsel in each jurisdiction before making decisions or providing advice on them.

Argentina Australia Austria
Belgium Brazil Canada
Colombia Croatia Denmark
Finland France Germany
Greece Hong Kong India
Ireland Italy Lithuania
Luxembourg Malta the Netherlands
New Zealand Norway Paraguay
Peru Poland Portugal
Romania Russian Federation Singapore
Spain Switzerland Turkey
United Kingdom United States