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Episode 9 - COVID-19 Webcast - Focus on Market Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 9 - COVID-19 Webcast - Focus on Market Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic
25/05/2020

This is the ninth episode of our COVID-19 webcast series. In this episode Partner Mark Shaw wants to talk more about market abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. While, on the whole, markets are very much down as a result of COVID-19, there are a number of companies in the biotech sector looking at vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and cures for COVID-19 that have the potential to make investors extremely rich. As such, there has probably never been a greater incentive to commit market abuse.

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Wildgen Webcast - Company Groups in Times of Financial Distress: Introduction

Wildgen Webcast - Company Groups in Times of Financial Distress: Introduction
18/05/2020

Is your group of companies faced with challenges in these difficult times? Dr. Thomas Biermeyer, specialised in corporate law and restructuring, launched a series of webcasts on the topic of company groups in times of financial distress.

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DAC6 and CRS deadlines extended

DAC6 and CRS deadlines extended
13/05/2020

On 8 May 2020, the European Commission released a directive proposal amending the EU Directive on Administrative Cooperation to address the urgent need for deferring certain time limits for the filing and exchange of information in the field of taxation due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Changes to the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing framework in 2020

Changes to the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing framework in 2020
01/05/2020

The year 2020 is a year of changes for the Luxembourg anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (“AML-CTF”) framework. In fact, Luxembourg has implemented Directive 2018/843 of the European Parliament

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Fighting money laundering and terrorist financing remains of paramount importance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

Fighting money laundering and terrorist financing remains of paramount importance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis
22/04/2020

On 10 April 2020, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”) published a new circular 20/740 on financial crime and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (“AML/CFT”) implications during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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New ESMA Guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs

New ESMA Guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs
15/04/2020

The Guidelines are applicable to all UCITS and have been extended to AIFMs which market AIFs to retail investors in accordance with Article 43 of the AIFMD, with the exception of (a) closed-ended AIFs and (b) open-ended AIFs that are EuVECAs (or other types of venture capital AIFs), EuSEFs, private equity AIFs or real estate AIFs.

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Special serie COVID-19 - n°5 Impact on reporting deadlines for investment funds

Special serie COVID-19 - n°5 Impact on reporting deadlines for investment funds
09/04/2020

In the context of the difficult evolving situation in connection to COVID-19, most companies are currently facing unprecedented legal issues within their organisations. As a result, they have to adapt significantly their way of working to go through this unique time in the best possible and efficient manner.

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Sustainable Investing as a Driver of Change

Sustainable Investing as a Driver of Change
06/04/2020

A disruptive cultural shift is driving change in the financial industry. Investors and new sources of deals are redesigning the fundamentals of the asset management business.

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CSSF Disclosure of information (Transparency Law – MAR)

CSSF Disclosure of information (Transparency Law – MAR)
03/04/2020

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued on 27 March 2020 a public statement (the Statement) to promote coordinated action by National Competent Authorities regarding issuers’ obligations to publish periodic information f

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