29 April 2005 — Publication
From 1 July 2005 the Prospectus Directive becomes effective, so market participants (underwriters, issuers and their auditors) need to prepare for the new rules and understanding of each participantâs role and responsibility needs to be updated. The comfort letter is a crucial instrument in this process. Given the change from national rules to European-wide rules in respect of prospectuses, existing national variations in current practice should be eliminated where not linked to national legal issues.
Comments on the FEE paper and responses to the questions raised in the document are sought by 31 August 2005.