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Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority clarifies the characterisation of crypto-assets

By means of a communication dated 22 November 2022, the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has provided clarification of the most common cases where crypto-assets may...

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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...

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ESAs publish detailed Q&A on SFDR RTS

On 17 November 2022, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published a detailed set of questions and answers (Q&A) on Commission Delegated Regulation (EU)...

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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...

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The SMCR and the use of AI in financial services
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This article is the third in a series examining the range of legal areas impacted by artificial intelligence and machine learning. This article focuses on the potential benefits and...

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Upcoming discontinuation of LIBOR speeds decisions regarding transition rules
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The discontinuation of LIBOR is a result of several factors, including that its methodology was deemed to have become obsolete and subject to distortions given the current complexity of...

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Central Bank of Ireland Dear CEO letter - consumer protection in challenging economic times

The Central Bank of Ireland has issued a Dear CEO letter to all Irish regulated financial services providers reminding them of their consumer protection obligations in the context of the...

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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.

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Dangers of a green sheen – the legal and regulatory risks of ESG "greenwashing" in Hong Kong

Recent incidents such as the United Kingdom (UK) Advertising Standards Authority's banning of a bank's advertisements for potentially misleading consumers about its green...

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