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  • Secondary trading of crowdfunding investments Our FinTech and Regulatory partner Anne Hakvoort was delighted to contribute to the book ‘The EU Crowdfunding Regulation’ edited by P. Ortolani and M. Louisse and published by Oxford University Press on 9 December 2021. In her contribution Anne describes the possibilities of trading investments in crowdfunding projects. She discusses the possibility included in the…
  • FG Lawyers and Anne Hakvoort recommended in Chambers FinTech Rankings 2022 again Whoop whoop! FG Lawyers and our FinTech & Regulatory partner Anne Hakvoort are again ranked in Chambers FinTech rankings 2022. Chambers and Partners annually publishes the world-famous and renowned lawyer rankings. These rankings are based on independent research and take into account feedback from our clients, our peers and other parties active in the FinTech ecosystem.A BIG thank…
  • Credit to you: 2021, surviving a year of regulatory developments in the Dutch credit landscape Credit to you: 2021, surviving a year of regulatory developments in the Dutch credit landscape (17 December 2021)Download
  • The new Crowdfunding Framework On 10 November 2021, Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 on European crowdfunding service providers for business (the “ECSPR”) and Directive (EU) 2020/1504 amending MIFID II (the “Crowdfunding Directive”) will apply. This new framework will provide for a harmonised Pan-European regulatory framework for crowdfunding service providers (“CSPs”) established in one of the member states of the European Economic…
  • Dutch implementing regulation on Crowdfunding On 2 July 2021 the consultation period closed for the Dutch regulation implementing the Crowdfunding Directive (Directive (EU) 2020/1504) and dealing with some changes that need to be made to the Dutch financial rules and regulations as a result of the Crowdfunding Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2020/1503). We were happy to share our thoughts and suggestions…
  • Tokenisation and the regulatory regime; what is the deal exactly? Tokenisation and the regulatory regime; what is the deal exactly? One of our FinTech Partners, Anne Hakvoort, wrote an academic paper (available in Dutch only) for Tijdschrift Financieel Recht in de Praktijk on her understanding of the concept of tokenisation. She describes the applicablity of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act, the Dutch AML Act and…
  • ESMA – Consultation RTS and ITS and Q&A Crowdfunding Regulation published ESMA has published its consultation document on draft technical standards under the Crowdfunding Regulation as well as a set of Q&As last week. Responding to the consultation document is open until 28 May 2021. The Crowdfunding Regulation will apply as per 10 November 2021. For a summary of the main obligations under the new European…
  • The European Digital Finance Package – a must read for all FinTechs The European Digital Finance Package – a must read for anyone active in the FinTech industry The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic shows the importance of digitization of financial services. The digital transformation is stimulated by several initiatives taken by the European Commission. On 24 September 2020 the European Commission published the Digital Finance Package consisting of…
  • FG Lawyers and Anne Hakvoort recommended in Chambers FinTech Rankings 2021 again We did it again! Chambers and Partners again recommend FG Lawyers and our FinTech & Regulatory partner Anne Hakvoort in its FinTech Rankings 2021, one of the well known and globally highly appreciated legal league tables of Chambers and Partners. Chambers comments as follows: “What the team is known for: Boutique firm FG Lawyers has expertise in the fields of…
  • Legal500 FinTech Comparative Guide 2020 published With great pleasure FG Lawyers contributed to the FinTech comparative guide of Legal500 and The In-House Lawyer by writing the chapter for the Netherlands. A pdf copy of the Netherlands chapter can be found here:  Legal500 Fintech Comparative Guide Netherlands – Oct 2020Download The complete FinTech guide can be found here: Legal500 FinTech Comparative Guide.