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With the Enactment of the Loi PACTE, the French Regulatory Framework for Crypto-Activities and ICOs Becomes Effective

France - May 29 2019 The enactment of the Loi PACTE is the last step of a legislative process which saw France give a clear set of rules to the crypto-assets and...

Victor Charpiat.

ESMA and EBA Assess Whether Crypto-Assets Are Regulated Under Existing EU Rules and Advise the European Commission to Consider an EU-Level Regulation

European Union - January 24 2019 On Jan. 9, 2019, both the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report on...

Victor Charpiat.

France Adds the Missing Piece to the Law Allowing Blockchain Technology to be Used to Register and Transfer Unlisted Securities

France - January 10 2019 The notion of distributed ledger (formally denominated “shared electronic recording system, or DEEP in French) was first introduced to French law in...

Victor Charpiat, Mathieu Hejduk.

France Clarifies the Accounting Rules Applicable to ICO Issuers and Investors

France - December 20 2018 France took another step toward becoming a major hub for initial coin offerings (ICOs) with the publication by the Accounting Rules Authority...

Victor Charpiat, Valentine Baudouin.

France to Implement a Right to a Bank Account for Crypto-Asset Issuers and Intermediaries

France - October 24 2018 Three amendments to Draft Law No. 1008 on growth and companies’ transformation (the Loi PACTE) have been adopted by the National Assembly on this...

Tristan Bonneau.