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Norton Rose FulBright strengthens investment funds team with Luxembourg hire

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of Luxembourg-based partner Claire Guilbert, who joins the firm from Arendt & Medernach SA.

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ESG in the banking sector - CSSF survey on sustainable finan…

The main objective of the survey was to assess the general public’s knowled…

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Modernization of the law 5 August 2005 on financial collateral arrangements

The amended law of 5 August 2005 on financial collateral arrangements has long been recognized in Europe as offering strong legal certainty and protec…

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Sustainable Finance update (asset management): CSSF communication on SFDR RTS confirmation letter

Further to our newsflash of 29 July 2022 in connection with the CSSF's communication of 27 July 2022 in relation to SFDR and the upcoming entry into f…

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The CSSF confirms the procedure for the implementation of the SFDR RTS

Following the publication of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/1288 and the confirmation of the application date of the SFDR Level 2 provisions (or “…

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ESG update: CSSF procedure on SFDR RTS, confirmation letter now available

Further to the CSSF communication dated 27 July 2022, the CSSF has just informed the investment fund industry that the announced RTS confirmation lett…

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ESMA seeks views on pre-hedging… and indicates thinking on pre-hedging in RFQ scenarios

ESMA’s call for evidence (“CFE”) on pre-hedging explores a potential definition of pre-hedging and considers, in particular, the EU MAR and EU MiFID I…

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Recent amendments to the Luxembourg AML/CTF legal framework

Make sure that your policies and procedures are up-to-date.

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CSSF communication on SFDR and SFDR RTS regulatory requirements

On 27 July 2022, the Luxembourg financial regulator (CSSF) released a communication on the regulatory requirements arising from Regulation (EU) 2019/2…

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Dates of entry into force of requirements regarding client sustainability preferences in MiFID context

On 2 August 2022, the CSSF released a Communiqué on the application of MiFID rules to sustainability and more specifically to the consideration of the…

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Report on the extent of voluntary disclosure of PAI under SFDR

On 28 July 2022, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published, through the Joint Committee (JC), a report (the Report[1]) to the Europea…

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PRIIPS | Application date of new rules for key information documents

On 24 June 2022, the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the EU the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/975 adopted by the …

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Additional sustainable finance requirements for Luxembourg UCITS management companies and AIFMs

On 1 August 2022, the following delegated acts, which complement the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation 2019/2088 (SFDR) entered into force: …

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ESG in the banking sector - CSSF press release on the integration of sustainability considerations under MiFID…

The MiFID II framework was recently amended to integrate sustainability considerations into banks’ organisational requirements, rules of conduct and p…

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Crowdfunding Regulation | Latest legal and regulatory developments

Since the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 of 7 October 2020 on European crowdfunding service providers for business (the “Crowdfunding R…

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EU MiFID II: ESMA consults on product governance guidelines

ESMA proposes changes to reflect ESG enhancements and findings of good and bad practices

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MICA | Regulation of distributed ledger technology

The first cornerstone: the adoption of the Markets in Crypto-assets (“MiCA”) regulation

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Notice to private consumers in the context of investment funds providing exposure to virtual assets

On 22 July 2022, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published a notice to private consumers in the context of investment funds…

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Luxembourg: A financial collateral legal framework even more attractive

On 15 July 2022, a new law ("Law") amending inter alia the Luxembourg law of 5 August 2005 on financial collateral arrangements, as amended ("2005 Law…

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New requirements in governance policy and product distribution policy for credit institutions, investment firm…

Two sets of EU regulations coming into force shortly impact investment firms and credit institutions subject to MiFID (the "Entities") and insurance c…

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Gender diversity on corporate boards

What to expect from the new EU Women on Boards Directive, including the practical changes for your management structure and the impact on the national…

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New CSSF outsourcing arrangement rules

On 22 April 2022, the CSSF published Circular CSSF 22/806 on Outsourcing arrangements. It concerns banks, FSPs as well as various other financial sect…

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