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  • Response (in Dutch) FG Lawyers – Consultation document increase of offering threshold from €2.5 million to €5 million to be exempt from the prospectus obligation FG Lawyers provided its response to the Ministry of Finance in respect of the consultation document that was published in relation to the proposed increase of the offering threshold from €2.5 million to €5 million to be exempt from the prospectus obligation. An issuer who wishes to rely on the exemption in respect of its offering …
  • Sanne Machiels joins FG Lawyers We are pleased to announce that our new associate, Sanne Machiels, will join our firm as per 1 July. Sanne worked as a lawyer at CMS Netherlands for about 5 years before she joined American Express. Since 2015, Sanne worked as in-house lawyer for the Dutch offices of American Express. Her daily work related, amongst …
  • Response FG Lawyers consultation document in respect of reviewing the Dutch Financial Supervision Act in full FG Lawyers provided its response to the Ministry of Finance in respect of the consultation document that was published in relation to the potential full amendment of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act. Our response (in Dutch only) can be found here: Response FG Lawyers – Consultation document Review Dutch financial Supervision Act 
  • Most important regulatory obstacles to cross border crowdfunding As part of the CMU Action Plan, crowdfunding is now on the radar of both the European legislator and the local legislators and regulators of the EEA Member States. It is generally believed that crowdfunding is one of the alternative manners to divide capital within the European Union to start-ups and SMEs. The recent report …
  • Response FG Lawyers draft Bill Investment objects and Investment bonds FG Lawyers provided its response to the Ministry of Finance in respect of the draft ‘Bill Investment Objects and Investment Bonds’. The bill contemplates to safeguard the same level of protection for a (retail) investor investing in indirect investment opportunities irrespective of the type of investment product. The bill transfer the already existing license obligation applicable to an …
  • Response Discussion document AFM/DNB ‘More space for innovation in the financial sector’ The Dutch financial supervisory authorities, the AFM and DNB, have jointly taken initiative to review the possibilities how to better serve FinTech developments within the financial regulatory framework. The supervisory authorities have requested input from the market in respect of the manner in which the regulatory framework could be amended in order to stimulate innovation in the financial sector in …
  • Proud to have contributed to the CrowdFund RES Report – EU Horizon 2020 project We have the great pleasure to announce the publication of the research report CrowdFundRES, a review of crowdfunding regulation and market developments for renewable energy project financing in the EU. With the wonderful cooperation of the University of Groningen, we provided the contribution for the Netherlands. The aim of the research was to review the …
  • Crowdfunding Crossing Borders Crowdfunding is here to stay. Its exponential growth (in Europe doubling every year) shows that the market is seriously looking into new financing alternatives. Crowdfunding platforms pop up all over the place and are expanding rapidly. Inherently, the platforms, as well as the investors and the project owners, become confronted with other jurisdictions. Other national …
  • New crowdfunding rules as per 1 April 2016 As per 1 April 2016, the Dutch regulatory framework applicable to loan based crowdfunding and equity based crowdfunding will be amended. The main changes are described in our newsletter: 20160316 – New Crowdfunding rules as per 1 April 2016
  • FG Lawyers chosen as ‘Securities Law Firm of the Year in the Netherlands’ We are grateful for being chosen as the winner of the 2016 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award ‘Securities Law Firm of the Year in the Netherlands’!