Financial Institutions

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  • The ECB Single Supervisory Mechanism and judicial review in the EU courts Restricted access


    Submitted: 05 October 2016

    The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) is one of the key pillars of the European Banking Union. The SSM is one of the answers to the banking crisis and it provides for a more centralised system of supervision of banks within the Eurozone. This session explores the functioning of the SSM and the role of the ECB and also discusses recent trends. The session further discusses the role of the EU Courts in the context of the judicial review of the decisions adopted by the ECB in the context of its banking supervisory powers.

  • CMU: European Parliament adopts report on Prospectus Regulation


    Submitted: 22 September 2016

    Following the publication of the European Parliament's report on Prospectus Regulation (PD3), we summarise the key differences in the positions of the European Parliament and the European Council.

  • CMU: European Commission accelerates timetable for Capital Markets Union


    Submitted: 20 September 2016

    ​The European Commission (the Commission) has announced an accelerated timetable for completion of Capital Markets Union (CMU).

  • Brexit - LMA publishes views on documentary implications


    Submitted: 14 September 2016

    ​A summary of the Loan Market Association’s (LMA) note which addresses a number of Brexit-related considerations for LMA facility documentation.

  • Volkswagen scandal presents choices


    Submitted: 09 September 2016

    Investors in the scandal-hit German carmaker must make a choice between collective or individual action, or sitting out for the time being.

  • European Parliament - 55 out of 58 vote to reject PRIIPs RTS


    Submitted: 01 September 2016

    The European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has voted by 55 to zero with three abstentions to approve a motion rejecting the Final Regulatory Technical Standards adopted by the European Commission in June 2016.

  • Nord Stream 2 partners rework funding after joint venture collapses


    Submitted: 30 August 2016

    Western partners in Russia's Gazprom led GAZP.MM gas pipeline extension to Europe are examining alternative ways to fund it after Poland's cartel office blocked its clearance last month.

  • Addressing issues for asset managers and financial institutions in the context of Brexit


    Submitted: 24 August 2016

    Discussion of the potential impact of Brexit on Financial Institutions and asset managers and investment funds including group structures, rationalising legal entities and moving operations, and how they will maintain access to the Single Market.

  • Legal Headwinds NL/EU - Quarterly Report - Q3 2016


    Submitted: 15 August 2016

    ​The Q3 2016 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in the Netherlands for the period from 01 July 2016 to 30 September 2016.

  • Negative interest rates


    Submitted: 05 August 2016

    ​In this article we explore some of the legal issues arising, and the scope for connected disputes.

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