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  • FGR: the rising star of Dutch investment funds?

    Seminar

    Submitted: 18 May 2017

    There is a growing interest for the Netherlands as domicile for investment funds. In particular the non-corporate structure "fund for joint account" (fonds voor gemene rekening or FGR) which can be used as a vehicle for institutional funds, retail funds and asset pooling has become more popular. This session details the key characteristics and advantages of an FGR from a civil, tax and regulatory perspective.

  • Recent changes to insolvency law: thumb screws for directors and more comfortable security for banks

    Seminar

    Submitted: 18 May 2017

    Over the past year, the legislator and the Dutch Supreme Court have introduced new elements to Dutch insolvency law. In particular the position of the Dutch insolvency practitioner (curator) has been reinforced vis-à-vis the managing directors, (secured) creditors and third parties (such as accountants). In this session we run through a number of those changes and discuss the impact for financial institutions in particular.

  • Recent developments in Debt Capital Markets

    Seminar

    Submitted: 18 May 2017

    We discuss developments in the debt capital markets, including around disclosure standards, comfort letters, market abuse and regulatory capital in European and US transactions. What impact have various new regulations and quantitative easing had on the debt capital markets practice? What challenges lie ahead as a result of Brexit and Capital Markets Union proposals?

  • A regulatory winter is coming

    Seminar

    Submitted: 18 May 2017

    While we struggle to address and implement current financial regulations, we must prepare in various ways for the next wave of regulations. Which ones should we keep an eye on and dare we take a break?

  • Financial Markets Legal Update seminar 2017

    Conference

    Submitted: 18 May 2017

    Slides for our training seminar held on 18 May 2017 in our Amsterdam office. The seminar covers a broad range of topics and recent developments relevant to financial institutions and asset managers.

  • MIFID2 implementation in France: the pace quickens

    Article

    Submitted: 12 May 2017

    Whilst texts implementing, or proposing to implement, changes to French law have been published, the AMF has (until now) not published any draft versions of its post-MIFID2 General regulations.

  • Podcast 593: Regulated people - Whistleblowing

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 12 May 2017

    Simmons & Simmons managing associate Olly Jones and partner Richard Sims summarise the key points from the final conference call in our popular series of calls on regulated people.

  • BaFin restricts CFD trading for retail markets

    Article

    Submitted: 11 May 2017

    On 08 May 2017, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - BaFin) published a prohibition of the marketing, distribution and sale of contracts for differences (CFDs) to retail clients insofar as retail clients would be exposed to margin calls. The prohibition is effective as of 10 August 2017.

  • Supreme Court excludes investment trusts’ claims

    Article

    Submitted: 10 May 2017

    Nick Skerrett and Gary Barnett’s article for Tax Journal discusses the decision of the Supreme Court to restrict the right of a consumer to recover overpaid VAT directly from HMRC.

  • Breakfast Briefing: Update on recent developments in German regulatory law - focus on remuneration and IT Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 10 May 2017

    Containing materials from the Breakfast Briefing held on 04 May 2017, this training page covers recent developments in German financial services regulation including the revised remuneration rules which are likely to be published in the second quarter of 2017.

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