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.
IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022
30 Oct - 04 Nov 2022
IBA Annual Conference 2023
29 Oct - 03 Nov 2023
A session focused on the concept of beneficial ownership. Significant concern has been raised about the application of the concept of beneficial ownership in the EU Parent/Subsidiary Directive to dividends, because of the sentences handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the so-called 'Danish cases'; the impact of these cases was explored during this panel session.
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.