Droit bancaire


New rules on pre-marketing of funds in Belgium

New rules on pre-marketing of funds in Belgium
22/09/2021

Alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) that wish to examine to what extent investors are open to a certain investment idea or investment strategy were until recently faced with a divergent approach to pre-marketing in the various national legal systems within the European Union.

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Phishing : la banque est responsable

Phishing : la banque est responsable
25/08/2021

« Le phishing a coûté 34 millions d'euros aux Belges », « Le SPF Finances met en garde contre les mails frauduleux : « Ne réagissez pas » », « Test Achat met également en garde contre les messages de phishing envoyés au nom de bpost et du SPF Finances ». Ces titres vous sont probablement familiers. Les criminels ont découvert qu'il est bien plus facile et beaucoup plus sûr pour eux de s'introduire chez quelqu’un par voie numérique que de recourir à un pied de biche pour ce faire. Mais la question se pose de savoir qui est responsable des dommages que vous subissez si vous tombez dans le panneau sans même vous en douter.

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Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium

Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium
22/06/2021

Deferred payment methods, often called “Buy Now Pay Later (“BNPL”) solutions”, allow customers to acquire goods immediately while spreading the payment of the purchase price over time.

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The ELTIF: amendments in the Belgian AIFM Law

The ELTIF: amendments in the Belgian AIFM Law
17/06/2021

On 19 April 2021, a draft law on diverse financial provisions (the “Draft Law”) was published. The Draft Law was adopted by the Parliament at the end of May. Amongst other things, it amends the Belgian AIFM Law to integrate the ELTIF fund status

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Sustainable Finance Package:  what next for Taxonomy, NFRD and MiFID II/UCITS/AIFMD/Insurance ESG amendments

Sustainable Finance Package: what next for Taxonomy, NFRD and MiFID II/UCITS/AIFMD/Insurance ESG amendments
26/04/2021

The Commission has released a bumper package of sustainable finance legislation. We have the more or less final version of the Taxonomy screening criteria for climate change, the proposal for the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

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CSSF circular on governance and security requirements for teleworking

CSSF circular on governance and security requirements for teleworking
13/04/2021

On 9 April 2021, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the « CSSF »), the Luxembourg financial supervisory authority, adopted a circular 20/769 on governance and security requirements for supervised entities to perform tasks or activities through telework (the “Circular”)

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EU Recovery Prospectus: temporary fast-track to boost listed companies' COVID-19 recovery

EU Recovery Prospectus: temporary fast-track to boost listed companies' COVID-19 recovery
09/04/2021

In addressing the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European legislator amended the existing Prospectus Regulation and introduced the new EU Recovery Prospectus.

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How to comply with the Belgian regulator’s requirements in the context of SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation)

How to comply with the Belgian regulator’s requirements in the context of SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation)
07/04/2021

In connection with the entry into force on 10 March 2021 of the European regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation ("SFDR"), the Belgian regulator (“FSMA”) has set out a number of practical guidelines

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Q&A – Brexit impact on financial services in Belgium

Q&A – Brexit impact on financial services in Belgium
24/03/2021

As of 1 January 2021, UK regulated entities are no longer allowed to make use of the European Union (EU) passport mechanism which allowed them to offer financial services across the EU on the basis of free provision of services or by establishing a local branch.

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Contenu miminal des « suitability statements » destinés aux clients de détail

Contenu miminal des « suitability statements » destinés aux clients de détail
11/02/2021

Le 26 janvier dernier, la FSMA a publié une communication concernant le « suitability statement ». Cette communication est donc pertinente pour les entreprises réglementées fournissant des conseils en investissement à des clients de détails ainsi que pour celles gérant des portefeuilles de clients de détails.

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