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Next step in the creation of a Capital Markets Union: public consultations regarding the EU regulatory framework of the financial sector

European Union - April 22 2015 In the framework of the creation of a Capital Markets Union ("CMU") (please see our newsflash Creation of a Capital Markets Union: the ambitious…

Mevlüde-Aysun Tokbag, Xavier Picquet.

The Mortgage Credit Directive(1): a new challenge for Luxembourg’s retail bankers?

Luxembourg - April 17 2015 The Mortgage Credit Directive ("MCD") came into force on 21 March 2014 with the overall aim to create an EU-wide single residential mortgage credit…

Hawa Mahamound.

Creation of a Capital Markets Union: the ambitious project of the European Commission

European Union - February 16 2015 The European Commission recently announced the start of the program for the creation of a so-called Capital Markets Union (the "CMU")1 with the…

Xavier Picquet.

Espirito Santo at Plateau Saint-Esprit: the destiny of the Portuguese family empire in Luxembourg

Luxembourg - January 16 2015 During the second half-year of 2014, no less than five entities of the Luxembourg holding structure of the family controlled Banco Espirito Santo…

Michel Bulach.

Payment accounts: enhanced consumer rights through adoption of Directive 2014/92/EU

European Union - November 25 2014 On 23 July 2014, Directive 2014/92/EU (the "Payment Accounts Directive") has been adopted with the aim to improve consumer rights of EU citizens in…

Michel Bulach.