Foreign Banks Accessing the U.S. Markets

12 Dec 2012 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. EST

To listen to the webcast, click here.

To view the presentation materials, click here.

Foreign banks are increasingly seeking to diversify their financing opportunities. With careful planning, banks can access U.S. investors without subjecting themselves to the securities registration requirements applicable to public offerings and to ongoing disclosure and governance requirements applicable to U.S. reporting companies.


  • Issuances exempt from registration under Rule 144A;
  • Issuances that rely on exception from registration provided by the Securities Act Section 3(a)(2) for securities offered or guaranteed by banks;
  • Setting up a Rule 144A or bank note program for straight debt;
  • Issuing covered bonds in reliance on Rule 144A or Section 3(a)(2);
  • Yankee CD programs; and
  • Banking and securities regulatory requirements to consider prior to setting up an issuance program.


  • Lloyd Harmetz, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Jerry Marlatt, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Jack McSpadden, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
  • Anna Pinedo, Morrison & Foerster LLP




Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Morrison & Foerster will not be considered confidential, may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster. If you are not already a client of Morrison & Foerster, do not include any confidential information in this message. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.