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EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation: another step towards an ESG-driven economy

On March 10, 2021, a host of provisions came into effect as part of the European Union’s (“EU”) Regulation on Sustainability‐Related Disclosures in…

11 June 2021

Crypto: Where regulation meets innovation (Gibraltar)

I have been involved in regulatory work for many years and written extensively on regulatory matters, especially as a staunch advocate of the need for…

04 June 2021

Germany's Law on the Introduction of Electronic Securities

On 6 May 2021, the German Federal Parliament passed the Law on the Introduction of Electronic Securities (Gesetz zur Einführung von…

02 June 2021

Hong Kong's proposed licensing regime for Virtual Asset Service Providers

The Hong Kong Government released the conclusions of its public consultation on a proposed licensing regime for virtual asset services providers…

01 June 2021

The EU's location policy For Euro-denominated derivatives clearing

Of all the controversies of Brexit, one of the most vexed is the impact on OTC derivative clearing. In particular, whether Europe's clearing market…

27 May 2021

MAS proposes mandatory reference checks for representatives & certain employees of financial institutions

On 14 May 2021, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") issued a consultation paper seeking feedback on proposals to mandate reference checks of…

25 May 2021

President Biden signs executive order on addressing climate change risk through financial regulation

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, US President Biden signed an Executive Order, entitled “Climate-Related Financial Risk” (Climate Risk EO), that sets the…

24 May 2021

European Supervisory Authorities report on the implementation and functioning of the Securitisation Regulation

On 17 May 2021, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA & EIOPA) published its Report on the Implementation and…

24 May 2021

New Dubai Law confirms that DIFC financial institutions may promote and provide their services to UAE clients outside the DIFC

This article examines the impact of the recently-announced new Dubai Law No. 5 of 2021 (the New Law) on the activities of Dubai Financial Services…

20 May 2021

Spain's cryptoasset landscape: new legal developments towards a more regulated sector

Crypto-assets, cryptocurrencies and/or related service providers have not been traditionally regulated in Spain. Theseproducts or services have only…

19 May 2021

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