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Continuing Obligations: Debt Securities

Does your company list debt securities? Are you on top of all the continuing obligations required by the stock exchanges? Is compliance causing confusion or taking too much time?

The compliance framework of ongoing obligations can be difficult to navigate and differ between jurisdictions and stock exchanges. However, non-compliance can result in both reputational damage, substantial fines, public censure, or suspension of listings for failing to act on time.

Our Continuing Obligations: Debt Securities online product makes compliance straightforward, helping to ensure penalties and damage to reputation do not occur. It is the only digital solution available on the market. Simply log in, select your relevant tasks and exchanges, and within a few minutes you will have practical guidance on what you need to do to remain compliant. 

Key benefits

Avoid sanctions such as fines

Reduce the risk of missing any of your continuing obligations

Reduce the time it takes to maintain compliance

Stay up to date with the latest requirements

Consistent resource for multiple users

Low cost option for compliance

Key features

  •      Dynamic steps guide you quickly to what you need to do to be compliant
  •      Results tell you what you need to do, when you need to do it and how
  •      Describes and summarises the results, providing a description of the rules to help the user
  •      Helps users to understand, find and access sources of applicable rules
  •      Product accessible anytime you need, 24 hours a day 
  •      Instant access to customer support via inbuilt chat function



"Issuers of debt securities and structured products need to comply with a variety of continuing obligations. These often arise under different regulations, rulebooks and guidelines, making compliance complex, especially where issuers have securities listed on multiple exchanges. This digital tool puts all the information together in a single easily accessible place and should assist issuers in navigating the requirements and maintaining good relationships with their regulators." 

Andrew Coats, Partner - Capital Markets


"Failing to comply with debt security reporting obligations fully and on time can result in sanctions, which can hurt an organisation's bottom line and reputation. To tackle this, we have worked closely with Clifford Chance's capital market lawyers to create a simple and user-friendly digital tool which tells you what you need to do to avoid falling foul of the rules. The product is accessible 24 hours a day and has instant access to customer support for further assistance. This tool ensures tracking on-going obligations for listed debt is seamless."

Jeroen Plink, CEO - Clifford Chance Applied Solutions