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Lex­o­logy GT­DT - Guide on ESG and im­pact in­vest­ing
In re­cent years, Lux­em­bourg has de­veloped in­to the ul­ti­mate sus­tain­able fin­ance centre in Europe. Sev­er­al ini­ti­at­ives have been launched over the years by the gov­ern­ment, the private sec­tor, vari­ous non-profit in­sti­tu­tions, agen­cies and oth­er au­thor­it­ies, all of them aimed at en­han­cing and fur­ther con­sol­id­at­ing the edge that Lux­em­bourg’s fin­an­cial par­ti­cipants pos­sess on ESG mat­ters.This guide aims to ex­am­ine how Lux­em­bourg leg­ally ad­dress ESG, im­pact in­vest­ing and pur­pose-driv­en com­pan­ies and how it com­pares to oth­er jur­is­dic­tions across the globe. In do­ing so, the pub­lic­a­tion also aims to cre­ate the basis for un­der­stand­ing what is com­mon to each jur­is­dic­tion in these fields, what are the reg­u­lat­ory trends and up­com­ing de­vel­op­ments.
Gen­er­al Leg­al & Reg­u­lat­ory Frame­work
Cryptoassets & Block­chain
Cryptoassets used for pay­ments
Cryptoassets & Block­chain
Lex­o­logy GT­DT - Cryptoassets & Block­chain
Lux­em­bourg is closely mon­it­or­ing emer­ging trends and top­ics re­lated to Vir­tu­al As­sets and block­chain with a view to cre­at­ing a fa­vour­able en­vir­on­ment for such in­nov­a­tions. Non-fun­gible tokens and de­cent­ral­ised fin­ance are hot top­ics. Se­cur­ity tokens are also gain­ing mo­mentum, with ma­jor play­ers will­ing to launch their first pi­lot pro­jects, par­tic­u­larly if they can rely on nat­ive tokens (ie, de­ma­ter­i­al­ised se­cur­it­ies is­sued dir­ectly on the block­chain).As it stands, the Lux­em­bourg leg­al and reg­u­lat­ory frame­work does not gov­ern Vir­tu­al As­sets as such but rather those that provide ser­vices as a busi­ness in re­la­tion thereto. Read the chapter writ­ten by our Vir­tu­al As­sets team in Lex­o­logy Get­ting the Deal Through – Cryptoassets & block­chain  to learn more about the key fea­tures as well as leg­al and reg­u­lat­ory re­quire­ments un­der­pin­ning the Lux­em­bourg re­gime.  Chapters Gen­er­al Leg­al & Reg­u­lat­ory Frame­work­Cryptoassets for in­vest­ment and Fin­an­cingCryptoasset Trad­ingCryptoassets used for pay­mentsCrypto­cur­rency Min­ingB­lock­chain and oth­er dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­giesUp­date and Trends
Block­chain and oth­er dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies
Cryptoassets & Block­chain
Crypto­cur­rency Min­ing
Cryptoassets & Block­chain
Guide on in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers – Draw­ing on the Schrems II Case
On 16 Ju­ly 2020, al­most five years after the Safe Har­bour Agree­ment between the European Uni­on and United States was ruled in­val­id, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on de­livered a judg­ment on...
AI in Life Sci­ences
Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence is not new: the term it­self was coined over 60 years ago. However, the con­ver­gence of data volume, pro­cessing power and tech­nic­al cap­ab­il­ity has con­vinced many that the AI era...
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment
On 18 Oc­to­ber 2018 ob­lig­at­ory e-pro­cure­ment rules entered in­to force in many EU mem­ber states. The CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Group has the pleas­ure of shar­ing key in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing mul­tiple jur­is­dic­tions.   Pub­lic...
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing (UCITS)
The pur­pose of this guide is to provide a broad over­view of the key ele­ments of pass­port­ing reg­u­la­tions ap­plic­able to EEA UCITS Scheme in the coun­tries covered in this guide. The guide makes no claims...
In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - Sum­mer Edi­tion 2019
Back to main page Wel­come to our In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest, a new bi-an­nu­al pub­lic­a­tion fea­tur­ing ana­lys­is and com­ment­ary on the key trends cur­rently shap­ing the glob­al dis­pute res­ol­u­tion mar­ket...
Em­ploy­ment Chal­lenge
Do­ing busi­ness across Europe, Asia and Lat­in Amer­ica is com­plex and can be con­fus­ing. Laws, lan­guages and cul­tures mean that loc­al jur­is­dic­tions vary widely. And in the case of em­ploy­ment le­gis­la­tion...