Financial Services Regulation

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Working across borders, our experienced financial services regulation teams, provide up-to-the-minute advice across all the markets our clients operate in.

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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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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18.07.2019 NL law
ESMA publishes report on licencing of fintech firms across europe

Short Reads - On 12 July, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published a report on the status of licencing regimes of FinTech firms across the European Union ("EU").  The report is based on two surveys conducted by ESMA since January 2018, which gathered evidence from EU national competent authorities ("NCAs") on the licensing regimes of FinTech firms in their respective jurisdictions.

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26.05.2019 NL law
Duurzaamheidsverplichtingen voor de financiële sector: een overzicht

Articles - De komende jaren zal de financiële sector zich actiever dan voorheen moeten bezighouden met het klimaat en de verantwoordelijkheid die de sector draagt voor het milieu en de maatschappij. In rap tempo wordt er wet- en regelgeving ontwikkeld die financiële ondernemingen en aandeelhouders verplichten om aandacht te geven aan deze nieuwe rol die zij vervullen in de verduurzaming van de financiële sector en de maatschappij als geheel. 

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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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05.07.2019 NL law
Consultation to extend shareholder notification obligations

Short Reads - Stibbe has taken part in the public consultation concerning the draft Act on the extension of substantial holding notification obligations, which was commissioned by the Dutch Minister of Finance.​ In its consultation response, Stibbe objected to the draft bill and recommended it be abandoned.

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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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01.07.2019 NL law
Dutch government publishes plans to combat money laundering

Short Reads - The Dutch Minister of Finance and Minister for Justice and Security published a joint letter today (1 July 2019) that they sent to the Dutch Parliament containing plans to combat money laundering (click here to read the letter in full, in Dutch). These new plans follow recent scrutiny in the Netherlands and Europe relating to money laundering. Some of the plans are far reaching, and will lead to practical implications for our clients if these plans are transposed into Dutch law.

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13.05.2019 LU law
Stibbe reinforces its Luxembourg office with the appointment of three new Counsel

Inside Stibbe - Stibbe reinforces its Luxembourg office with the appointment of Vanessa Schmitt (Corporate & Finance), Olivier dal Farra (Tax), and Frédéric Pilorget (Corporate & Finance) as Counsel. The new appointments have taken effect in April and allow Stibbe to further strengthen its Luxembourg tax and corporate and finance teams to continue to respond to market needs.

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