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As a participant in the global banking and finance industry, you are faced with increasing financial, regulatory and political pressures. New rules on capital requirements, risk profile and investor protection pose challenges for your organisation. We have unmatched geographical coverage and more internationally qualified banking and finance partners on the ground in CEE than any other law firm. We are your first port of call whether you are planning a cross-border transaction with a multi-jurisdictional security package or loan portfolio or implementing a first-of-a-kind financing structure in your domestic market.

Whether you are a financial institution, equity house, asset manager, mutual fund, accountant, privately owned company, corporation or public entity, your business is only as good as the products and services you sell. That’s why we organise our teams along the business lines of your sector, giving us deep insight into the commercial and legal issues you face. From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best outcome, both locally and across jurisdictions.

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    December 2018
    Fund­ing for films and au­dio-visu­al works in Cent­ral...
    24/04/2019
    Bel­gian reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for MGAs now in force
    On 21 Novem­ber 2018 and 7 March 2019, we is­sued news­let­ters (re­spect­ively avail­able here and here) re­gard­ing the Bel­gian pro­pos­al to cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
    18/04/2019
    BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
    In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an ab­so­lute ob­lig­a­tion and a con­di­tion.
    10/04/2019
    A mixed bill of health for EU loan syn­dic­a­tion
    The much an­ti­cip­ated EU re­port on loan syn­dic­a­tion was pub­lished on 5 April 2019. It was po­si­tioned as a fact-find­ing ex­er­cise, com­mis­sioned by the European Com­mis­sion in 2017 and car­ried out by a third party con­sultancy, to study the func­tion­ing of the syn­dic­ated.
    02/04/2019
    Crowd­fund­ing: European Par­lia­ment steps up in­vestor pro­tec­tion in...
    On 27 March 2019 the European Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted its po­s­i­tion on the Com­mis­sion's pro­pos­als for com­mon rules for crowd­fund­ing plat­forms across Europe. The Com­mis­sion pub­lished the ori­gin­al draft reg­u­la­tion (the "Crowd­fund­ing Reg­u­la­tion") in March 2018, which.
    07/03/2019
    Up­date of Bel­gian pro­pos­al for MGA reg­u­lat­ory frame­work
    On 21 Novem­ber 2018, we is­sued a news­let­ter (ac­cess­ible here) re­gard­ing a draft law amend­ing the law of 4 April 2014 on in­sur­ance, which will cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
    06/03/2019
    EMIR RE­FIT: cleared to land
    In a press re­lease, the Coun­cil of the European Uni­on (“Coun­cil”) an­nounced re­cently that a pre­lim­in­ary agree­ment was reached re­lat­ing to the pro­posed reg­u­la­tion that would amend the European Mar­ket In­fra­struc­ture Reg­u­la­tion (“EMIR”).
    28/02/2019
    Ar­bit­rat­ing fin­an­cial dis­putes – Are there tan­gible be­ne­fits?
    In the past dec­ade, sev­er­al at­tempts have been un­der­taken to pro­mote in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion in the fin­an­cial in­dustry. In­deed, vari­ous fea­tures of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion ap­pear to be par­tic­u­larly well suited for the needs of fin­an­cial ser­vices pro­viders.
    25/02/2019
    Brexit – ESMA cla­ri­fies its po­s­i­tion on trade re­port­ing in a no-deal...
    In a bid to cla­ri­fy the re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tions of trad­ing data fol­low­ing a no-deal Brexit, the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) has pub­lished a state­ment provid­ing guid­ance on how trad­ing data between the United King­dom and the European Uni­on.
    20/02/2019
    Brexit – ESMA puts in place no-deal memor­andums of un­der­stand­ing with...
    In a bid to cla­ri­fy the re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tions of trad­ing data fol­low­ing a no-deal Brexit, the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) has pub­lished a state­ment provid­ing guid­ance on how trad­ing data between the United King­dom and the European Uni­on.
    10/01/2019
    Crypto-as­sets un­der re­view: ESMA and EBA pub­lish their re­ports on...
    Yes­ter­day the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) and the European Bank­ing Au­thor­ity (“EBA”) each re­leased a re­port on crypto-as­sets. ESMA’s re­port sets out ESMA’s ad­vice to EU poli­cy­makers on ini­tial coin of­fer­ings and crypto as­sets.
    09/01/2019
    The ESA pub­lishes re­port on in­nov­a­tion fa­cil­it­at­ors
    On 7 Janu­ary 2019, the European Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity (“ESA”) (con­sist­ing of the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity, the European Bank­ing Au­thor­ity and the European In­sur­ance and Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Pen­sion Au­thor­ity) pub­lished a joint re­port on “in­nov­a­tion.