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On July 21, 2019, the prospective Prospectus Regulation EU 2017/1129 effectively came into force, replacing the previous Prospectus Directive. Its main goals are to increase effective investor protection and to reduce barriers and burdens for issuers, especially the smaller ones. In addition to flagship reforms, such as raising the prospectus exemption thresholds and introducing new, alleviated types of prospectuses, the Regulation introduces a number of controversial changes, such as limiting the concept of private offers, extending the scope of the “wholesale prospectus,” creating a prospectus summary modeled on a key information document known from PRIIPS and reforming risk factors. Seemingly less prominent, these changes can nonetheless have a significant impact on issuers and investors in the European Union. The purpose of this article is to analyze and evaluate selected changes introduced by the new prospectus law.