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Cecilia Mairal

Capital Markets Forum

The Capital Markets Forum is a private sector initiative set up to monitor and assist in the orderly development of capital markets, while recognising the importance of the legal role in providing a framework in which market forces can work most efficiently.

About the Forum

The Capital Markets Forum works with the Banking, Insurance, Investment Funds and Securities Law Committees to form the Financial Services Section.

The Capital Markets Forum is a private sector initiative set up to monitor and assist in the orderly development of capital markets, while recognising the importance of the legal role in providing a framework in which market forces can work most efficiently, and in settling the parameters of fair behaviour.

Membership is open to non-lawyers to enable a practical interaction and communication channel between business lawyers, market professionals and regulators. Forum members have the opportunity to contribute on a practical level to the activities of the forum via discussion groups established to comment on 'hot topics' of concern to practitioners.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

Turkish crowdfunding

On 27 October 2021, the Crowdfunding Communiqué No. III – 35/A.2 (the ‘Communiqué’) was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette and the existing Communiqué on Equity-Based Crowdfunding dated 3 October 2019 was abolished. Through the new Communiqué, a ‘debt-based’ crowdfunding mechanism was introduced and the main principles for ‘equity-based’ and ‘debt-based’ fundings are regulated in detail.

Released on Jul 13, 2022

Hot topics in governance of executive remuneration during the 2022 AGM season

Public scrutiny has increased in the arena of executive remuneration generally but in the wake of annual general meeting (AGM) season, the world has been watching. Director's remuneration can often be an area of contention with shareholders and AGM season particularly casts a light on the challenges faced by boards as shareholders have their say on pay. 2022 has been no different. This article sets out some of the issues that remuneration committees have had to face during the 2022 AGM season.

Released on Jul 06, 2022

Sustainable securitisations: tapping into the ‘old’ to catch the wave of new opportunities

Financing that takes into account ESG factors has gained prominence over several years and ESG products such as bonds, loans and securitisations have attracted the attention of the market. Yet, the sustainable securitisation market is facing challenges and concerns. Building upon the recent European Banking Authority report, the article offers insight into how to get the most out of the available or upcoming tools as an intermediate step to allow the sustainable securitisation market to develop to its full potential. It also glances through relevant Italian legislation and how it can be positively influenced by recent developments at the EU level.

Released on Jul 04, 2022

Sustainability linked derivatives as the next stage of green finance: Will India lead the world?

In India, ESG-led investing grew year-on-year at a staggering rate of 184 per cent in 2021. This has not gone unnoticed by the regulatory bodies, as they have signalled not only their seriousness regarding the goal of sustainability but also their commitment towards crafting the critical enabling policy infrastructure focused on this goal.

Released on May 31, 2022

Projects

International Selling Restrictions

The Capital Markets Forum has undertaken a project to monitor international selling restrictions by jurisdiction. At the project webpage, you will see information on selling restrictions in various jurisdictions that apply to offerings of equity securities by companies incorporated outside the jurisdiction.