Financieel recht


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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Wet inzake Taks op effectenrekeningen : wat moet ik weten?

Wet inzake Taks op effectenrekeningen : wat moet ik weten?
14/05/2018

De taks op effectenrekeningen werd vorige zomer aangekondigd en heeft sindsdien veel inkt doen vloeien. In een publicatie van 5 oktober 2017 hadden we het reeds over de aspecten van deze hervorming die een impact hebben voor de investeerders.

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Mrs. Ann Vranken

De regeling in verband met cashbetalingen even opgefrist
03/04/2018

Sinds 16 oktober 2017 gelden nieuwe soepeler regels in verband met cashbetalingen, die werden ingevoerd door de wet van 18 september 2017 ter voorkoming van het witwassen van geld en de financiering van terrorisme en tot beperking van het gebruik van contanten.

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ICOS in Belgium and Europe : a legal perspective

ICOS in Belgium and Europe : a legal perspective
26/02/2018

The term ICO stands for ‘Initial Coin Offering’, a rather obvious reference to IPOs (‘Initial Public Offering’). Like IPOs, ICOs can be described as a means of raising public funds. 

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Reform of security interests over movable assets: is your Belgian collateral under threat?

Reform of security interests over movable assets: is your Belgian collateral under threat?
06/02/2018

The reform of security interests over movable assets finally took effect on 1 January 2018. The original law dated 11 July 2013 (the “Law”) was meant to enter into force by late 2014 but experienced repetitive delays.

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