Cases on violations of US sanctions law are settled fairly regularly, and we often consider settlements as setting precedents. We provide a brief
The AFM issued a EUR 2,500 fine to a securities trader on 10 December 2012 for passing on inside information regarding an imminent share issue by a
The European Commission has amended its proposals for insider trading and market manipulation legislation to fight rate fixing. Manipulation of
ESMA has published the 18th version of its Questions and answers on prospectuses. The list of questions has been amended on a number of points
The Minister of Finance is holding a consultation on this bill, which is open for comment until 18 October 2012.
The European Commission wants to harmonise the rules for central securities depositaries (CSDs) and has published a proposal for a regulation to that effect.
The European Commission has published a proposal for a regulation to replace the Market Abuse Directive.
The European Commission has published proposals for amendment of the Transparency Directive.
Licence requirements for investment objects, securities and participation rights: the threshold for exemption from the licence requirement is raised from EUR 50,000 to EUR 100,000 per investment object, security or participation right.
These AFM guidelines aim to encourage financial institutions to make the customer's interests the central focus.