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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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Digital Finance: Somethings (are) new under the sun

Digital Finance: Somethings (are) new under the sun
18/02/2021

Once again, last year, digital finance has evolved at breakneck speed. Despite a health crisis that has put our legislators – both Belgian and European - under pressure, some new regulations and legislative proposals were published on anti-money laundering, crypto-currencies, cloud services for insurance companies,

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New law on basic banking services for business in Belgium: what’s in it for the FinTech industry?

New law on basic banking services for business in Belgium: what’s in it for the FinTech industry?
17/02/2021

On 25 November 2020, the new law on basic banking services for businesses has been published in the Belgian Official Journal. It introduces a right to basic banking services for companies that will enter into force on 1 May 2021 (see our previous news here).

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Minimuminhoud van “geschiktheidsverklaringen” voor niet-professionele cliënten

Minimuminhoud van “geschiktheidsverklaringen” voor niet-professionele cliënten
11/02/2021

Op 26 januari, heeft de FSMA een mededeling gepubliceerd over de “geschiktheidsverklaring”. Deze mededeling is van belang voor gereglementeerde ondernemingen die beleggingsadvies verstrekken aan niet-professionele cliënten, alsook voor ondernemingen die portefeuilles van niet-professionele cliënten beheren.

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