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EU consumer credit legislation in the digital era: Political agreement on CCD II reached

The Council of the EU and the European Parliament have reached provisional political agreement on the proposed Directive on consumer credits to revise and replace the Consumer Credit...


ESG Regulation Monthly Round-Up

It has been a lively month for ESG and sustainability-related disclosures in the UK, EU and internationally with the adoption of the CSRD, the first draft of the ESRS and the conclusion of...


Global Payments Newsletter, November 2022

Key developments of interest over the last month include: discussions over tightening crypto regulation in Europe and Asia; digital currency pilots in India and the U.S.; and UK Payment...


Council adopts NIS 2, a renovated framework on Cybersecurity

The NIS 2 Directive ("Directive" or "NIS2") has been approved by the Council. The Directive will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union in the coming ...


For the Italian Supreme Court, cryptocurrencies are financial products

With the sentence No. 44378 of 22 November 2022, the Supreme Court ruled for the equivalence between cryptocurrencies and financial products.

Insights and Analysis

Italian investors in Russia: What’s next?

In response to EU (and US) sanctions, Russia adopted countermeasures that might seriously prejudice European investors with businesses on the Russian territory. These measures include the...


Instant credit transfers in euro: European Commission publishes legislative proposal

As part of its 2020 Retail Payments Strategy, the European Commission has adopted a proposed Regulation to accelerate the rollout of instant credit transfers in euro. The proposal, which...


Global Payments Newsletter, October 2022

Key developments of interest over the last month include: the UK Payment Systems Regulator’s proposals on mandatory reimbursement for APP fraud; the Central Bank of Ireland’s...


ESG Regulation Monthly Round-Up – October 2022

In a busy month for ESG and sustainability-disclosures developments, we take a look back at key developments such as the long-awaited publication of the UK FCA proposals around...

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