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Jones Day
Belgium has introduced senior non-preferred notes, a new category of debt securities available to banking institutions.
Jones Day
On 6 February 2017, Belgium's financial regulator (Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority ("FSMA")) moved to fortify the protection of investors, publishing a position paper...
Jones Day
On February 6, 2017, Belgium's financial regulator, Belgian FSMA, moved to fortify the protection of investors, publishing a position paper on the application of Belgium's rules on unfair contract terms to offers of investment instruments in Belgium.
Jones Day
The Brexit decision has raised questions as to whether London's role as the financial capital of Europe may be altered and therefore open the way for other European cities to reposition themselves as financial centers.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 24 September 2015, the Brussels Court of Appeal reduced the fines that the Financial Services and Markets Authority had imposed on Ageas, the successor in title of Fortis Bank, and on two of its former top executives...
McGuireWoods LLP
The Regulation bans the marketing of several classes of products considered to be high risk, with little liquidity and considerable complexity for retail consumers.
NautaDutilh
Small and medium-sized enterprises have gained 'consumer-like protection' pursuant to the Act of 21 December 2013 on the financing of SMEs.
Van Bael & Bellis
The Laws of 30 and 31 July 2013 increasing the protection of purchasers of financial products and services and broadening the competences of the financial regulator were published in the Belgian Official Journal on 30 August 2013
NautaDutilh
Belgium has adopted new legislation on the creation and enforcement of security interests in moveable assets.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 19 October 2012, the Law of 3 August 2012 relating to certain forms of collective management of investment portfolios entered into force.
Peeters
By Ministerial Decree of 20 September 2012 (hereinafter referred to as "M.D."), the requirements of recognition for companies specialized in financial leasing are altered. The new conditions apply as from 25 September 2012.
McGuireWoods LLP
On 3 August 2012 Belgium enacted a law creating a legal framework for Belgian covered bonds, thus joining the numerous European States that have already legislated on the matter.
McGuireWoods LLP
The Act of 3 August 2012 implements the European Directive 2009/65/EC on the Coordination of Laws, Regulations and Administrative Provisions relating to Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS IV) in Belgian law.
NautaDutilh
On 3 August 2012, the Belgian Parliament adopted long-awaited legislation on covered bonds as well as an act on the use of receivables for financing purposes.
NautaDutilh
On 20 October 2011, the European Commission published two proposals, one calling for an amendment ("MiFID II") to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ("MiFID") and another for the adoption of a new regulation (known as "MiFIR").
Stibbe
On August 11, 2011, the Belgian financial regulator, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has amended the rules governing short selling of shares issued by certain financial institutions listed on Euronext Brussels and in related derivatives.
Van Bael & Bellis
New Regulation on Sound Remuneration Policies in Financial Institutions
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
This client memo intends to give you a brief overview of the CRD III transposition in Belgium and addresses certain key implementation issues, including questions that various clients have posed to us in the past weeks
NautaDutilh
While Belgian companies proved to be keenly interested in bond issues since the credit crash, either they often turned to the Luxembourg's supervisory authority to obtain the green light for their prospectus and 'passported' it afterwards into Belgium, or gave priority to offerings addressed solely to institutional investors which do not require a prospectus.
Van Bael & Bellis
All European firms engaged in investment business or providing investment services to clients should comply with MiFID II by 2 January 2017.
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Jones Day
On 6 February 2017, Belgium's financial regulator (Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority ("FSMA")) moved to fortify the protection of investors, publishing a position paper...
Jones Day
On February 6, 2017, Belgium's financial regulator, Belgian FSMA, moved to fortify the protection of investors, publishing a position paper on the application of Belgium's rules on unfair contract terms to offers of investment instruments in Belgium.
Jones Day
The Brexit decision has raised questions as to whether London's role as the financial capital of Europe may be altered and therefore open the way for other European cities to reposition themselves as financial centers.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 24 September 2015, the Brussels Court of Appeal reduced the fines that the Financial Services and Markets Authority had imposed on Ageas, the successor in title of Fortis Bank, and on two of its former top executives...
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