Financial law


Bent u in orde met uw UBO-registratie? Deadline verstrijkt bijna…

Bent u in orde met uw UBO-registratie? Deadline verstrijkt bijna…
18/09/2019

Tegen 30 september 2019 moeten alle Belgische rechtspersonen hun zogenaamde "UBO" registreren. In De Tijd van 30 augustus 2019 wordt bericht dat een maand voor het verstrijken van de deadline, slechts 18% van de bedrijven en verenigingen zich in regel heeft gesteld.

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Updated FAQ clarifies that listed companies do not have to register their UBO in Belgium

Updated FAQ clarifies that listed companies do not have to register their UBO in Belgium
31/07/2019

The Belgian AML Act does not provide an exemption for listed companies regarding the registration of their UBO. According to a recently updated government FAQ, however, listed companies do not have to register their UBO.

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Banker's oath and disciplinary regime

Banker's oath and disciplinary regime
11/07/2019

An Act dated 22 April 2019 amends the Banking Act of 25 April 2014 on the status and supervision of credit institutions and brokerage firms in order to introduce a banker's oath and a disciplinary regime.

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Belgium requires listed companies to register their UBO

Belgium requires listed companies to register their UBO
05/07/2019

The Belgian AML Act does not provide an exemption for listed companies regarding the registration of their UBO.

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Mrs. Eveline Hellebuyck

News on cross-border financial services in Belgium post-Brexit
13/03/2019

We summarise the most important aspects of cross-border financial services post-Brexit contained in a draft bill submitted to Parliament and a communication by the FSMA in this respect. On 19 February 2019 a bill on the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union was submitted to Parliament.

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Les offres initiales de jetons (ICO)

Les offres initiales de jetons (ICO)
11/02/2019

Les offres initiales de jetons, ou Initial Coin Offerings, sont des opérations de levées de fonds effectuées à travers une technologie de registre distribué (DLT) qui donnent lieu à une émission de jetons numériques (« tokens »).

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Brexit Financial institutions wishing to continue doing business in the UK must apply for permission by 28 March 2019

Brexit Financial institutions wishing to continue doing business in the UK must apply for permission by 28 March 2019
28/01/2019

Given the latest political developments in the UK, a hard Brexit is becoming a more tangible reality. Belgian financial institutions doing business in the UK will be severely affected in a no-deal scenario

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Belgium to create new regulatory framework for MGAs

Belgium to create new regulatory framework for MGAs
23/11/2018

The Belgian regulator has published a draft law amending the law of 4 April 2014 on insurances, which will create a new regulatory framework for managing general agents (“MGAs”) in Belgium (“Proposal”). 

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Virtual Currencies: No longer a Game without Frontiers

Virtual Currencies: No longer a Game without Frontiers
13/07/2018

On 19 April 2018, the European Parliament adopted the proposal for the fifth Anti-money Laundering (AML) Directive, which will make a number of changes to the fourth AML Directive, implemented in Belgium by the Anti-money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act and in effect since 16 October 2017.

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EU temporary measures on CFDs and binary options

EU temporary measures on CFDs and binary options
20/06/2018

On 22 May 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) adopted two decisions implementing temporary product intervention measures. 

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