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Major Steps Forward for EU Sustainable Finance

European Union - December 21 2019 Three major pillars of the EU action plan on sustainable finance ("EU Action Plan") at varying stages of development have…

Michael R. Fischer, Linda A. Hesse, Mathias Raabe, Natalia Sauszyn, Martin Schulte

"To Be or Not to Be": Determining When a European Bond is a PRIIP

Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain - December 20 2019 On October 24, 2019, the European Supervisory Authorities ("ESAs"), consisting of the European Securities and Markets Authority, the European Banking…

Florent Bouyer, Marc Rijkaart van Cappellen, Matthieu Duplat, Michael R. Fischer, Patrizia Gioiosa, Linda A. Hesse, Justin Lau, Piergiorgio Leofreddi, Karsten Müller-Eising, Anh Ngo, Natalia Sauszyn, Martin Schulte, Harmen Wielens

Reforming Euribor: The Complicated Transition to Hybrid Methodology

European Union, Global - March 27 2019 The updating of the Euro Interbank Offer Rate ("EURIBOR") to align it with the EU Benchmark Regulation 2016/1011 ("EU BMR") is…

Michael R. Fischer, Patrizia Gioiosa

Game Changer for Cryptocurrency in Germany? Court Holds No License Required to Trade Bitcoins

Germany - October 30 2018 On September 25, 2018, the Higher Regional Court of Berlin held that bitcoins would not qualify as Financial Instruments…

Dennis C. Bree, Philippe Goutay, Martin Schulte, Harriet Territt, Nick Wittek

ECB Targets Non-Performing Loan Provisions in 2021 Supervisory and Evaluation Process

European Union - September 4 2018 The ECB recently announced further steps in its supervisory approach for addressing NPLs in the euro area. In particular, the ECB will set…

Philippe Goutay, Martin Schulte, Francesco Squerzoni