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FMA Publishes Guidance on ICOs and Token Classification
The Austrian Financial Market Authority (Finanzmarkt-aufsicht, FMA) has recently published guidelines on how it views Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) from a financial services regulatory perspective.
8 Oct 2018
Boost To Creditors' Rights On Pledged Receivables
The most popular Bulgarian security interests under credit transactions are special pledges, resembling English floating charges.
21 Jun 2018
News From The Crypto-World
Schoenherr has launched an online guide on ICOs and ITOs throughout the wider CEE / SEE area.
12 Mar 2018
(Crypto)tokens And Initial Coin Offerings - Croatian Legal Framework
An ICO or Initial Coin Offering is a new disruptive crowdfunding mechanism where a backer of a project founded on a blockchain technology receives an underlying token as opposed to "regular" crowdfunding...
26 Oct 2017
Council Introduces Action Plan for NPLs
On 10 July 2017, the Commission announced the public consultation on the development of secondary markets for non-performing loans (NPLs) and distressed assets. Following the commencement of this public consultation, the Council introduced its Action Plan for NPLs.
European Union
19 Jul 2017
The EU Capital Markets Union – New Prospectus Regulation Finally Published In Official Journal
On 30 June 2017, Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading...
European Union
4 Jul 2017
The EU Capital Markets Union - Recent Developments On Venture Capital
On 16 December 2016, the Council of the European Union announced agreement on its negotiating stance in relation to the proposed regulation amending the European Venture Capital Funds ("EuVECA") Regulation ...
European Union
22 Feb 2017
More Amendments To The Civil Code To Foster Lending
The Hungarian Parliament recently adopted a significant amendment package to the Civil Code. The main body of the amendment entered into force on 1 October 2016.
7 Dec 2016
The EU Capital Market Union - European Commission Establishes Expert Group To Develop Strategy On Sustainable Finance
On 28 October 2016, the European Commission decided to establish a High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance, one of the European Commission's primary objectives within the EU Capital Markets Union.
European Union
7 Nov 2016
Court Strikes Blow To New Crowdfunding Legislation And Subordinated Loans
In September 2015, the new Austrian Act on Alternative Financings (Alternativfinanzierungsgesetz – AltFG) entered into force.
4 Jul 2016
The Polish Government And Ministry Of Development Announces 3 Billion Zloty Programme For The Development And Financing Of Start-Up Companies
On 16 June 2016, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development, announced a new initiative – "Start in Poland" – the new government programme for the development and support of start-up companies.
21 Jun 2016
Finally! Some Room Left For Direct Transactions With Securities Of Moldovan Joint-Stock Companies
Decision 14/5 provides for an exhaustive list of instances when direct transactions (including sale and other title passing operations) are possible.
1 Jun 2016
EU Market Abuse Regulation Countdown - Are You Ready? Part III: Sanctions - Austria Publishes Draft Implementing Bill
The new EU market abuse regime will take effect across EU member states from 3 July 2016 onwards.
11 May 2016
Austrian Real Estate Transfer Tax - Indirect Changes In Shareholder Structure
Under Austrian tax law, not only the transfer of Austrian real estate, but also the transfer or consolidation of 95% of the shares in a property-owning company, triggers a 0.5 % Austrian real estate transfer tax.
27 Apr 2016
EU Market Abuse Regulation Countdown - Are You Ready? Part II: Directors' And Senior Managers' Dealings
The new EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) will take direct effect across EU member states from 3 July 2016 onwards.
European Union
25 Apr 2016
Crowdfunding - Introduction To Regulatory Framework
Crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular method of financing in recent years. While this method of raising funds from the wider public creates a lot of new investment opportunities, there are also risks associated with it.
Czech Republic
22 Mar 2016
Structural Innovation In Secured Syndicated Lending
This article explains novel structures that allow persons who are not members of a lending syndicate to hold security for the lenders who provide the financing.
14 Mar 2016
Way Out Of Capital Markets Legislation – Squeeze Out And Delisting Of Public Companies In A Nutshell
Upon enactment of the new Capital Markets Law, the Capital Markets Board has issued new communiqués providing an insight into the implementation of the new capital market, including exit and delisting principles in 2014.
29 Jan 2016
Employee Incentive Schemes In Austrian SME And Start-Ups
ESOP try to align employees' interests with the interests of the shareholders, thus to maximize the shareholder value.
12 Jan 2016
New Draft Bill Confirms Bail-In Protection For Repos And Securities Lending Transactions
•Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 establishing a framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms ("BRRD") was implemented in Austria effective 1 January 2015, including write-down / conversion measures and the bail-in tool.
26 Nov 2015
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