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06
May
2021
US - Creation by SEC of a Climate and ESG Task Force
On 4 March 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the creation of a Climate and ESG Task...
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On 4 March 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the creation of a Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of Enforcement.
US - Creation by SEC of a Climate and ESG Task Force
03
May
2021
FR - Tightening the AML/CFT framework applicable to digital assets
The Order of 9 December 2020 seeks to bring the French regulatory framework for digital assets into compliance with the...
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The Order of 9 December 2020 seeks to bring the French regulatory framework for digital assets into compliance with the FATF's recommendations on anti-money laundering and combatting financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
FR - Tightening the AML/CFT framework applicable to digital assets
03
May
2021
FR - Publication of the ASAP Act
On 8 December 2020, law 2020-1525 on the acceleration and simplification of public action, equally known as the ASAP...
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On 8 December 2020, law 2020-1525 on the acceleration and simplification of public action, equally known as the ASAP Act, was enacted.
FR - Publication of the ASAP Act
03
May
2021
LU - New law on dematerialized securities in Luxembourg
On 22 January 2021, Luxembourg published law of 22 January 2021 on dematerialized securities. This law modifies both the...
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On 22 January 2021, Luxembourg published law of 22 January 2021 on dematerialized securities. This law modifies both the law of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector, as amended and the law of 6 April 2013 on dematerialized securities.
LU - New law on dematerialized securities in Luxembourg
03
May
2021
IT - New requirements about financial intermediaries in Italy
On 11 March 2021, CONSOB issued a publication amending the regulation containing the implementing rules of the...
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On 11 March 2021, CONSOB issued a publication amending the regulation containing the implementing rules of the legislative decree 24 February 1998, no. 58, on the knowledge and competence requirements of the personnel of financial intermediaries.
IT - New requirements about financial intermediaries in Italy
03
May
2021
IR - Central Bank Issues Final Share Class Guidance for closed-ended QIAIFs
On 2 February 2021, the Central Bank issued its final guidance permitting differentiated share classes in certain...
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On 2 February 2021, the Central Bank issued its final guidance permitting differentiated share classes in certain closed-ended Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds (QIAIFs).
IR - Central Bank Issues Final Share Class Guidance for closed-ended QIAIFs
03
May
2021
DE - Draft law to strengthen investor protection in Germany
On 10 February 2021, the Bundesfinanzministerium adopted a draft law to further strengthen investor protection. In...
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On 10 February 2021, the Bundesfinanzministerium adopted a draft law to further strengthen investor protection. In particular, the draft law includes the following rules:
DE - Draft law to strengthen investor protection in Germany
03
May
2021
GB - Home stretch of the roadmap for the LIBOR transition
On 11 January 2021, the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority published the updated of the Working Group...
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On 11 January 2021, the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority published the updated of the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates' priorities and roadmap for the final year of transition to help businesses to finish planning the steps they will need to take in the coming months. The top priority of the Working Group is for markets...
GB - Home stretch of the roadmap for the LIBOR transition
14
Jan
2021
FR - Digital Assets Service Providers: Registration and license
On 22 September 2020, the AMF published a document explaining its expectations regarding the key points of the digital...
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On 22 September 2020, the AMF published a document explaining its expectations regarding the key points of the digital asset service provider regime created under the law of 22 May 2019, known as the PACTE law, which created an innovative regime for crypto-assets by establishing a status of digital asset service provider in France, covering a wide variety of...
FR - Digital Assets Service Providers: Registration and license
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