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  • 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.
  • Crowdfunding Regulation published On 20 October 2020, Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 in respect of European crowdfunding service providers for business was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This Crowdfunding Regulation shall apply as per 10 November 2021. The Crowdfunding Regulations provides for a European harmonized legal framework for this type of alternative business finance (both debt…
  • FG Lawyers’ partner Franx in Podcast ‘Leaders in Finance’ Our partner Jan Paul Franx was recently interviewed for the podcast series Leaders in Finance. The interview (in Dutch) gives insights about Jan Paul as a person, as a lawyer, as a professor and which chances as well as challenges these different capacities bring along. Listen to the Podcast!
  • Joost van Hunnik joins FG Lawyers as Partner
  • Corona Bridge Loan for FinTechs and other start-ups, scale-ups and innovative SMEs The portal to request a Corona Bridge Loan for (most) FinTechs and other start-ups, scale-ups or innovative SMEs is open as per 29 April 2020. If your company satisfies the conditions, amongst which no existing indebtedness from a bank, you can request for a bridge loan against an interest rate of 3% p.a. (+ premium…