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Agreement on transparency rules for securities lending and repurchase transactions

Agreement enhances the transparency of securities lending and repurchase transactions.

22 October 2015
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European Central Bank guiding principles for external communication

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced guiding principles for the external communication.

22 October 2015
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Draft Delegated Regulation for the clearing of OTC interest derivatives

The European Commission has on 6 August 2015 adopted the draft of a Delegated Regulation.

22 October 2015
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Court decisions on bank liquidation issues

The High Court of Justice applied a narrow interpretation of the duties under the BRRD as the Regional Court of Munich I did before.

22 October 2015
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License requirement for deposit-taking business

Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decision on deposit-taking business from 7 July 2015.

22 October 2015
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Procedures to determine small insurance companies as of 2016

Small insurance companies in terms of § 211 of the German Insurance Supervisory Act do not fall within the scope of Solvency II.

22 October 2015
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BaFin publishes depositary circular

German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) publishes depositary circular.

22 October 2015
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Profits from disposal or redemption of Xetra Gold bearer bonds are not taxable income from capital assets

The BFH clarified that capital gains from a listed bearer bond resulting from a right to request physical delivery of gold are not taxable.

22 October 2015
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BaFin publishes circular regarding requirements for designating external valuers for properties and property companies

In July 2015, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published a circular.

22 October 2015
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Regulatory Update – August 2015

Our regularly published Regulatory Updates give you an overview on current issues in banking- and insurance-supervisory law as well as capital markets law.

05 August 2015
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Marketing foreign funds in the European Union

The process leading to a “third country passport” under AIFMD gets going in earnest next week. The Directive says that by 22 July 2015 ESMA, the pan-European...

16 July 2015
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European Commission makes progress on Capital Markets Union

February's Green Paper was welcomed by the private equity and venture capital industry, not least because it specifically mentioned the positive role the industry plays in the European...

18 June 2015
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