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  • BaFin concludes investigation into closet indexing funds Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 29 December 2016

    ​The German regulator has concluded its investigation into actively managed funds that effectively only appear to track a benchmark index and has started a public consultation process on information that should be included in the fund documentation.

  • BaFin postpones decision on ban sales of credit-linked notes Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 16 December 2016

    ​In an immediate response to the proposed ban of the sale of credit-linked notes to retail clients set out in a consultation paper of the BaFin key German finance market associations have published “self-binding principles” for the issuance of such products to address. As a reaction to the self-restriction of the main market participants, BaFin has postponed the proposed prohibition by at least a half year.

  • BaFin considers ban of sale of CFDs with subsequent payment obligation to retail investors Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 14 December 2016

    ​The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – “BaFin”) has started a public consultation/hearing process on its proposed ban on the sale to retail investors of contracts for difference (CFD) that might require the purchaser to put up further margin/capital (leveraged CFDs).

  • Autumn Statement 2016 - impact on UK infrastructure

    Article

    Submitted: 24 November 2016

    Juliet Reingold, Partner in our Government Group, summarises and comments on the impact of the Autumn Statement on the Infrastructure Sector.

  • Luxembourg - reforming the law on commercial companies Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 28 October 2016

    ​A summary of the changes required to be made to the articles of incorporation of Luxembourg incorporated public limited liability companies (société anonyme) and private limited liability companies (société à responsabilité limitée) following the reform of the Luxmebourg law of of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies, as amended.

  • FTT: agreement in principle reached?

    Article

    Submitted: 13 October 2016

    The threat of the FTT becoming a reality has re-emerged following an agreement in principle by Finance Ministers from the ten participating Member States.

  • Interview with Noro-Lanto Ravisy

    Article

    Submitted: 21 September 2016

    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association talks to Noro-Lanto Ravisy about Simmons & Simmons’ expertise in African PE, and her expectations for the future.

  • Decision time fast approaching for FTT

    Article

    Submitted: 12 September 2016

    Reports suggest that the October 2016 meeting of euro-area finance ministers may be decision time for the future of the FTT.

  • Algeria revises its investment legal framework: some improvements but the main stumbling blocks remain in place

    Article

    Submitted: 31 August 2016

    ​The new law on investment promotion in Algeria was at last promulgated and published in the Algerian official gazette on 03 August 2016 (the New Investment Law).

  • Structuring investments into Africa

    Article

    Submitted: 31 August 2016

    Tax and bilateral investment treaties (BITs) aspects.

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