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EU short selling regulation survives UK legal challenge; more EU regulation is likely result

United Kingdom, European Union - February 28 2014 Rejecting a spirited challenge by the United Kingdom, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) recently upheld the power of the European Securities and...

Federico Cuadra Del Carmen.


France reforms its banking sector

France - September 2 2013 On July 27, 2013, France published its new Law on the Separation and Regulation of Banking Activities (the "Banking Law"). Inspired by the Volcker...

Angelique Poret-Kahn.


The EU Short Selling Regulation effective date approaches: many questions and a few answers

European Union - October 22 2012 In anticipation of the full effectiveness of the EU Short Selling Regulation on November 1, 2012, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and certain of the European national competent authorities have finally provided some guidance as to how the Regulation will be implemented on a practical basis....


France adopts new aggregation rules

France - October 12 2012 Anticipating forthcoming revisions to the EU Transparency Directive, the French Autorité des marchés financiers (“AMF”) has recently amended its General Regulation to implement the Law of March 22, 20121 modifying the Commercial Code in order provide that cash-settled instruments must be aggregated in calculations of major shareholdings of French listed companies and included in declarations of intent....


France adopts new transparency rules

France - October 1 2012 Anticipating forthcoming revisions to the EU Transparency Directive, the French Autorité des marchés financiers (“AMF”) has recently amended its General Regulation to implement the Act of March 22, 20121 modifying the Commercial Code in order provide that cash-settled instruments must be aggregated in calculations of major shareholdings of French listed companies and included in declarations of intent....