Region: France

“Baffled” AMF rejects ESMA disapproval of liquidity contracts practice

France’s financial regulator has said it will plough ahead with proposals to revise its accepted market practice for liquidity contracts, despite last month’s negative review from the EU’s securities and markets regulator.

30 June 2021

Jones Day hires five in Paris

Jones Day has hired a five-strong team in its Paris financial markets practice, including four Gide Loyrette Nouel lawyers led by the French firm’s former head of financial services Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville.

04 June 2021

French regulator’s liquidity contracts proposals threaten market confidence, ESMA says

The EU’s securities regulator has criticised proposed Market Abuse Regulation exemptions issued by France’s Financial Markets Authority, citing concerns that limits on volume and resources would undermine market confidence.

02 June 2021

Darrois Villey advising as BPCE seeks Natixis squeeze-out

French bank BPCE has filed with French regulators to take total control of its investment banking subsidiary Natixis.

10 February 2021

Crédit Agricole sells Romanian unit, with Clifford Chance advising

Clifford Chance is advising Crédit Agricole as it sells its Romanian business to Greek-owned bank Vista.

13 January 2021

“A step towards returning to normality”: European short-selling bans lifted

Six European countries are ending short-selling bans imposed at the outset of the covid-19 crisis.

20 May 2020

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