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FMA publishes guidance on ICOs and token classification
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • October 9 2018

The Austrian Financial Market Authority (Finanzmarkt-aufsicht, FMA) has recently published guidelines on how it views Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

What the Financial Collateral Act in Serbia brings to the table
  • Schoenherr
  • Serbia
  • June 15 2018

The Serbian Parliament adopted the Financial Collateral Act ("FCA") on 8 June 2018 (published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, no

Tax Austria: Are you still buying or already mining? Mining cryptocurrencies as a permanent establishment
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria, OECD
  • May 30 2018

The taxation of cryptocurrency transactions is a hot topic. The Austrian Ministry of Finance recently issued an interesting ruling outlining when

Direct Lending on the Rise: Legal Issues when funding your venture without a bank loan in Austria, Romania and Slovakia
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria, Germany
  • May 21 2018

Direct Lending on the Rise: Legal Issues when funding your venture without a bank loan in Austria, Romania and Slovakia Direct lending funds are

Turkey: Can your salary be paid in Bitcoin?
  • Schoenherr
  • Turkey
  • April 18 2018

Bitcoin can be briefly defined as a new virtual payment system. It provides an online payment opportunity for the purchase of goods and services

FMA publishes new circulars concerning PRIIPS and remuneration policies
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • March 13 2018

The Financial Market Authority (FMA) recently published a new circular concerning key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products. The FMA already published a revised version of its circular on sound remuneration policies and practices on January 19 2018.

Banking secrecy in CEE - one region, different rules
  • Schoenherr
  • Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Austria, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary
  • February 13 2018

Despite ongoing harmonisation and the regulatory pressure on banks to reduce NPL quotas, banking secrecy rules in various jurisdictions still create

Austria Adopts Statutory Outsourcing Regime for Credit Institutions
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria, European Union
  • November 22 2017

The Austrian parliament recently passed an amendment to the Austrian Banking Act (Bankwesengesetz - BWG), introducing a new statutory outsourcing

Österreich führt gesetzliche Regelungen für Auslagerungen von Kreditinstituten ein
  • Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • November 19 2017

Das österreichische Parlament hat eine Novelle zum Bankwesengesetz (BWG) verabschiedet, die erstmals rechtsverbindliche Regelungen für die

EU: Non-Performing Loans - Challenges Ahead and Recent Developments
  • Schoenherr
  • European Union
  • November 17 2017

On 10 November 2017, the European Commission launched a targeted consultation on minimum levels of capital for banks in the context of non-performing