Article 41 — Proportionate approach in the scrutiny of draft prospectuses and review of the universal registration document
- Where a first draft of a prospectus that is submitted to a competent authority is substantially similar to a prospectus that the same competent authority has already approved, and where that draft prospectus highlights all changes made to that approved prospectus, the competent authority shall only be required to apply the criteria laid down in Articles 36, 37 and 38 to scrutinise those changes and any other information affected by them.
- For the purposes of scrutinizing a universal registration document filed without prior approval that has already been reviewed, or an amendment to such a document, competent authorities shall only be required to apply the criteria laid down in Article 36, 37 and 38 to those parts of the universal registration document or the amendment that have not been reviewed.
- Where a first draft of a prospectus that incorporates information by reference to a document that has been approved in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 or in accordance with the national provisions transposing Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(1), competent authorities shall only be required to apply the criteria laid down in Article 38 of this Regulation to scrutinise that information.
- When applying paragraphs 1, 2 or 3, competent authorities shall request the issuer, offeror or person asking for admission to trading on a regulated market to confirm that all information in the final draft of the prospectus or universal registration document is up-to-date and contains all the information referred to in the Annexes to this Regulation applicable to that prospectus or universal registration document.
- Where subsequent drafts of the prospectus are submitted to the competent authority, that competent authority, when scrutinising such subsequent drafts, shall only be required to apply the criteria laid down in Articles 36, 37 and 38 to changes made to the preceding draft and to any other information affected by those changes.