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Financial Services Regulation

Through our regulatory experience and key knowledge of any market developments, we assist clients in lobbying on, planning for and implementing regulation changes as they occur.

We specialise in many regulation areas including bank regulation, capital and liquidity requirements, marketing and selling restrictions, clearing and settlement, custody and prime brokerage, and recovery and resolution planning.

As an international team, we are experienced in providing surveys and comparative advice on regulatory matters that help our clients decide where best to conduct their business and in turn, provide them with a potential competitive advantage.

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15.11.2019 NL law
Het kerstmenu van de AFM: vijf gangen - Column Fondsnieuws

Short Reads - Vliegen de pepernoten, adventskalenders en kerstkransjes u alweer om de oren?  Nee, het aanmeten van een gezonde levensstijl wordt u aan het einde van het jaar niet makkelijk gemaakt. Gelukkig helpt het Voedingscentrum ons daar een handje bij; en wel met de 'Schijf van Vijf'. De AFM introduceerde vorig jaar iets vergelijkbaars voor de financiële sector.

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07.11.2019 NL law
Banking & Finance 2019 Second Edition – The Netherlands and Luxembourg chapter

Articles - Maarten de Bruin, Rein van Helden, Rogier Raas and Robert Steeg have all contributed to the Chambers and Partners Banking & Finance 2019 Second Edition, providing the Netherlands chapter. The Luxembourg chapter was written by Gérald Origer, Jean-Marc Delcour, Steven Paridaens and Nicolas Pradel.

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06.09.2019 NL law
Supervision of crypto services

Short Reads - On 3 September 2019, De Nederlandsche Bank ("DNB") published a press release in which DNB points out to providers of crypto services that they should prepare for imminent DNB supervision. Companies facilitating the exchange of crypto currency for normal money and companies that offer crypto wallets will have to comply with a registration obligation from the beginning of 2020.

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13.11.2019 NL law
A new Act on the Supervision of Trust Offices

Articles - Roderik Vrolijk and Soeradj Ramsanjhal published an article in the Dutch Financial Law Review as a follow-up on their article two years ago in the same journal. The authors specifically shed light on the customer due diligence and open norms of the new Act on the Supervision of Trust Offices 2018, that entered into force on 1 January 2019. 

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25.09.2019 NL law
The long arm of regulation – Dutch chapter by Roderik Vrolijk and Senna Leentjens

Articles - The continued global scrutiny of financial services firms, alongside the sustained pressure on those charged with regulating them to deliver tangible results, continues to drive financial services regulators to seek assistance from their overseas counterparts when investigating issues. This trend shows no signs of abating, and questions such as how and when regulators interact with each other and with firms across borders, how firms are expected or required to respond, and whether duplicate proceedings can be brought in different jurisdictions are more pertinent than ever.

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26.07.2019 NL law
Voortgang UBO-register en Centraal aandeelhoudersregister

Short Reads - De Vierde Anti-witwasrichtlijn (nr. 2015/849) zoals gewijzigd door de Vijfde Anti-witwasrichtlijn (EU/2018/843) dient uiterlijk op 10 januari 2020 in de Nederlandse wet- en regelgeving geïmplementeerd te zijn. Hiertoe is op 3 april 2019 een wetsvoorstel bij de Tweede Kamer ingediend. Het initiatiefwetsvoorstel ter invoering van het Centraal aandeelhoudersregister wordt op dit moment behandeld door de Tweede Kamer. In deze Update geven wij een overzicht van de laatste ontwikkelingen.

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08.11.2019 BE law
Interview with Wouter Ghijsels on Next Gen lawyers

Articles - Stibbe’s managing partner Wouter Ghijsels shares his insights on the next generation of lawyers and the future of the legal profession at the occasion of the Leaders Meeting Paris where Belgian business leaders, politicians and inspiring people from the cultural and academic world will discuss this year's central theme "The Next Gen".

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17.10.2019 NL law
Objective indicator high-risk third countries repealed as of 18 October 2019

Short Reads - The Implementation Decree for the Wwft 2018 has been amended. As a result, as of 18 October 2019 institutions subject to the Dutch Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act will no longer have to report transactions solely on the basis that this transaction relates to an individual residing, or a legal entity having its registered office in, a high-risk third country.

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26.07.2019 NL law
Stibbe advises Centtrip

Short Reads - Stibbe advises Centtrip, one the UK's premier and most innovative financial technology companies, on its expansion into the European mainland by setting up a regulated electronic money institution in the Netherlands and its licence application with the Dutch Central Bank.

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