Listing Services

Lawyers in our teams are well-regarded for their expertise in supporting initial public offerings (IPOs), introductions, placements and subsequent listings of both equity and debt securities of Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man Jersey, Mauritius and Seychelles companies on the world’s major exchanges such as AIM, LSE, NASDAQ, ISE, TSX and HKEx.

We act for public companies and their advisers whether they are issuers, sponsors, lead managers, shareholders or underwriters. We also work alongside other international law firms as part of a wider advisory network.

Our teams can also assist and advise in relation to applications for listing on The International Stock Exchange, Cayman Islands Stock Exchange and Bermuda Stock Exchange.

Listing Sponsor Services

Appleby is a registered Listing Sponsor with The International Stock Exchange (TISE). In this capacity, we can assist domestic and international entities looking for a primary or secondary listing on any of these exchanges, acting as our client’s liaison with that exchange.

We pride ourselves on providing a professional and integrated service. We coordinate the listing process, collecting all pertinent data required by the relevant stock exchange. Additionally, we act as our client’s ongoing sponsor and assist them in meeting the issuer’s continuing obligations as a listed issuer on the exchange.

Our listing sponsor services include:

  • Preparing the formal letter of application and vetting of the prospectus to ensure compliance with the relevant jurisdictional listing regulations
  • Submitting the prospectus to the listing committee
  • Submitting issuer/director/sponsor undertakings
  • Vetting and submitting all further documents required under the listing regulations

Our ongoing sponsor services include:

  • Acting at all times as the issuer’s principal channel of communication with the stock exchange, and maintaining close informational ties with the issuer
  • Ensuring the issuer complies with its continued obligations under the relevant section of the listing regulations (depending on the nature of the security listed and the jurisdiction)
  • Responding quickly to all enquiries made by the stock exchange on behalf of the issuer