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  • Progress on a restricted EU FTT?

    Article

    Submitted: 14 March 2019

    It has been reported that progress has been made on proposals which have been put forward to introduce a restricted FTT focussed on transfers of listed securities.

  • Ireland - Trust Beneficial Ownership Information

    Article

    Submitted: 06 March 2019

    Ireland has implemented the AMLD4's requirements for trustees to set up registers of beneficial ownership information.​

  • General

    Submitted: 06 March 2019

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  • Reduced Dismissal Protection for Top-Banker

    Article

    Submitted: 28 February 2019

    On 21 February 2019 the German Bundestag has passed the Brexit Accompanying Tax Act (Brexit-Steuerbegleitgesetz). Part of this Act is an amendment of Section 25a of the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz, KWG) whereby the protection against dismissal for top banker in major institutes will be reduced. The objective of the Act is to make Frankfurt more attractive to London’s financial institutes in the course of the upcoming Brexit.

  • Gelockerter Kündigungsschutz für Top-Banker

    Article

    Submitted: 28 February 2019

    Der deutsche Bundestag hat am 21. Februar 2019 das Brexit-Steuerbegleitgesetz verabschiedet. Teil dieses Gesetzes ist eine Anpassung des § 25a Kreditwesengesetz, wodurch der Kündigungsschutz für Top-Banker in bedeutenden Instituten gelockert wird. Ziel des Gesetzes ist es im Rahmen des bevorstehenden Brexit, den Standort Frankfurt für Finanzinstitute aus London attraktiver zu machen.

  • Brexit as a frustrating event?

    Article

    Submitted: 28 February 2019

    ​We analyse the first English High Court judgment to consider whether Brexit can amount to an event of contractual frustration - Canary Wharf v European Medicines Agency.

  • Brexit: Amendment to the German Pfandbrief Act introduced by the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) to permanently recognise the eligibility of UK assets as cover

    Article

    Submitted: 22 February 2019

    ​The German Federal Government’s bill relating to the Tax Act Accompanying the Brexit (Brexit-Steuerbegleitgesetz) dated 4 January 2019, as amended, provides for the permanent recognition of UK assets as cover assets.

  • The Amsterdam Derivatives Academy presented: Brexit, initial margin and benchmark reform Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 20 February 2019

    ​On 14 February 2019, Simmons & Simmons hosted the 15th edition of the Amsterdam Derivatives Academy.

  • BaFin publishes short selling ban in Wirecard AG

    Article

    Submitted: 18 February 2019

    ​On February 18, 2019, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) issued a general administrative decree prohibiting the creation and increase of net short selling positions in shares of Wirecard AG (DE0007472060).

  • Funds finance in the spotlight: emerging developments in due diligence

    Article

    Submitted: 15 February 2019

    This article covers due diligence developments in subscription line, NAV and hybrid facilities - the devil is in the detail and John Sayers, Jen Yee Chan and Cameron Roper offer some practical tips to deal with this.

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