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EU Recovery Prospectus: temporary fast-track to boost listed companies' COVID-19 recovery

EU Recovery Prospectus: temporary fast-track to boost listed companies' COVID-19 recovery
09/04/2021

In addressing the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European legislator amended the existing Prospectus Regulation and introduced the new EU Recovery Prospectus.

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Further specifications to the AML Law

Further specifications to the AML Law
07/04/2021

In order to perfect the transposition into Luxembourg law of the fourth EU AML Directive 2015/849, in line with GAFI recommendations, the Law of 12 November 2004 on the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing (“AML Law”) was amended again.

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Rapport final sur les normes techniques de réglementation (RTS) par les autorités européennes de surveillance

Rapport final sur les normes techniques de réglementation (RTS) par les autorités européennes de surveillance
31/03/2021

Les autorités européennes de surveillance enrichissent le puzzle de l’environnement règlementaire de la finance durable par l’apport de nouvelles pièces : le Final Report on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS). 

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Online intermediation services: new law for implementing the Platform-to-Business Regulation

Online intermediation services: new law for implementing the Platform-to-Business Regulation
18/03/2021

Entry into force of the law of 5 March 2021 on certain rules for the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 2019/1150 of the European Parliament

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New bill brings Luxembourg to the forefront of distributed ledger technology

New bill brings Luxembourg to the forefront of distributed ledger technology
17/03/2021

On 22 January 2021 Parliament approved Bill 7637, which modified: 

  • the Law of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector; and
  • the Law of 6 April 2013 on dematerialised securities.

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Update on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

Update on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
11/03/2021

The increasing importance of ESG (environmental, social, governance) factors have already been discussed in ourJanuary M&A Series. With the Disclosure Regulation (EU Regulation 2019/2088 of 27 November 2019 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector) 

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New CSSF platform for submission of prospectuses and related documents

New CSSF platform for submission of prospectuses and related documents
09/03/2021

Submissions of documents under the EU Prospectus Regulation (2017/1129, as amended) and the Law of 16 July 2019 on prospectuses for securities must now be made through the e-Prospectus platform developed by the Luxembourg Financial Supervisory Authority (CSSF).

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Joint ESA supervisory statement provides guidance on SFDR application timelines

Joint ESA supervisory statement provides guidance on SFDR application timelines
03/03/2021

On 25 February 2021, the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESAs”) published a joint supervisory statement (the “ESA Statement”) providing guidance on the application of Regulation 

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La détection des comportements criminels au sein des entreprises via les mécanismes de lutte contre le blanchiment et le financement du terrorisme

La détection des comportements criminels au sein des entreprises via les mécanismes de lutte contre le blanchiment et le financement du terrorisme
01/03/2021

Les entreprises assujetties à la loi du 12 novembre 2004 relative à la lutte contre le blanchiment et le financement du terrorisme, ont été au fil du temps contraintes par le législateur à participer de plus en plus activement à la lutte CBL/FT. 

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CSSF – 2020 Survey related to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

CSSF – 2020 Survey related to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing
05/02/2021

The annual online survey for the year 2020 to collect standardised key information concerning money laundering and terrorist financing (“ML/CFT”) risks which professionals under supervision are exposed to and the implementation of related risk mitigation

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