Spain’s securities regulator has softened its stance on cryptoassets, granting investment funds permission to trade in them, while in Germany new legislation on blockchain-based digital securities has entered into effect.
19 May 2021
Portugal’s Novo Banco has divested its Spain-based businesses, while Spanish lenders Unicaja and Liberbank have won shareholder approval for their merger.
06 April 2021
Spain’s Banco Santander is launching a bid to reacquire the remaining stake in the Mexican unit it sold almost a decade ago.
29 March 2021
The Dutch government has hired the head of the European Union’s securities regulator to lead its banking supervision department.
25 March 2021
Linklaters has named Madrid- and London-based partners to head its banking practice, while Davis Polk & Wardwell has hired from Buckley in Washington, DC.
18 January 2021
Allen & Overy is advising Santander on its acquisition of Wirecard’s core technology assets, the latest in a series of firesales at the collapsed German payments firm which is facing claims worth over €12 billion.
18 November 2020
Pittsburgh-based PNC has agreed the purchase of Spanish bank BBVA’s US subsidiary – setting off a regulatory approvals process that will extend into the Biden administration.
18 November 2020
Board members of CaixaBank have approved its €3.8 billion purchase of domestic counterpart Bankia – in a deal it says will make its non-performing loan ratio the lowest in Spain.
22 September 2020
Six European countries are ending short-selling bans imposed at the outset of the covid-19 crisis.
20 May 2020
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