Author Archives: Rodolfo Straub

The Reviewing Body – a New Element in the Prospectus Law according to the Federal Financial Services Act (FinSA)

The Draft Federal Financial Services Act (FinSA) provides for uniform rules for the requirement to publish a prospectus for all public securities offerings and for the admission of securities to trading on a trading venue. A central element of the new regulations is the requirement for a mandatory check of the prospectus by a reviewing body (Prüfstelle), prior to the publication of the prospectus.

This article discusses the new prospectus requirements according to the FinSA and introduces the reviewing body as a new element of the listing procedure. Further, the possible impact of these new regulations on the listing process will be illustrated and some initial conclusions drawn.

By Rodolfo Straub / Therese Grunder / Regina Tschopp (Reference: CapLaw-2016-2)