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Mr. Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch

European Supervisory Authorities - Legality and judicial control of their activity

On 4 December 2019, the French Conseil d'Etat, at the request of the French Banking Federation, referred important questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for a preliminary ruling regarding the legality 

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Mr. Aurélien Hollard
Mrs. Aurélia Viémont
Mr. Benjamin Bada

Reaching year-end, here are the latest AML communications from the CSSF

The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the “CSSF”) has communicated several press releases related to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing 

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Mr. Vincent Wellens

Buying alliances in Europe are under threat

On Monday 18 November 2019 the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets ("ACM") announced that the regulator had dawn raided several large traders in the agriculture sector. These dawn-raids follow a European trend in which regulators across Europe focus on buying alliances and cartels in the agricultural and retail sectors. In this blog we will discuss this trend.

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CJ rules on assessment of abusive practices and refusal to grant VAT deduction (Kuršu zeme)

CJ rules on assessment of abusive practices and refusal to grant VAT deduction (Kuršu zeme)

On 10 July 2019, the CJ delivered its judgment in the case Kuršu zeme (C-273/18). The Latvian company SIA Kuršu zeme deducted input VAT charged to it by another Latvian company, KF Prema, with regard to a local supply of goods.

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Mrs. Suzanna Guzu Mercea
Mr. Gaël Toutain

New transparency rules in Luxembourg

New transparency rules in Luxembourg: identification of the beneficial ownership of trusts, fiducies and of similar legal arrangements and registration in the register of fiducies and trusts

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Ms. Victoria Perros

Upcoming Phased-in Implementation Timeline of SFTR

The Securities Financing Transaction Regulation n°2015/2365 of 25 November 2015 (“SFTR”) aims to enhance the transparency of markets in securities financing transactions

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Mr. Frank Mausen
Mr. Paul Peporte
 Evelina Palgan
Mr. Serge Zeien

PLUS: a new service offered by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange to comply with the hyperlink requirements of the EU Prospectus Regulation

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange has launched a new service, named PLUS for Perma Link Upload Service, to help issuers in referencing their documents via hyperlinks in their prospectuses, 

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 DAC 6 Update - Where European jurisdictions stand regarding implementation?

DAC 6 Update - Where European jurisdictions stand regarding implementation?

DAC 6, the sixth amendment to the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (“DAC 6”) requiring so-called tax intermediaries to report, on a mandatory basis, certain cross-border arrangements is to be transposed by each Member State into domestic laws by the end of 2019

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PSDII: migration to SCA by 31 December 2020

PSDII: migration to SCA by 31 December 2020

On 16 October 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued an Opinion concerning one of the most important features of the Payment Services Directive II (PSD II)

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Mr. Henri Wagner
Mr. Thomas Berger
Mrs. Carole Schmidt
Mr. Baptiste Aubry

Strong customer authentication for e-commerce card payment transactions: an EU harmonised extension of 14 months to be compliant

Following its June opinion on the possibility for national competent authorities to work with payment service providers and relevant stakeholders and agree on limited additional time for compliance with the strong customer authentication requirements in respect of e-commerce card payment transactions,

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