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  • Happy new year! FG Lawyers welcomes Thom Beenen Happy new year! FG Lawyers welcomes Thom Beenen FG Lawyers is pleased to announce the arrival of yet again a new partner. After welcoming Eduard Fasseur on 1 November 2022, our team was expanded with Thom Beenen as per 1 January 2023. Thom has over 8 years of experience as an attorney (advocaat) and joined FG Lawyers…
  • We congratulate ZIB with obtaining its CSP license We congratulate ZIB Beleggingsonderneming with obtaining the authorisation of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets for the offering of crowdfunding services and certain other services including facilitating a bulleting board and – on the basis of its existing MiFID II license – the provision of payment services and asset safekeeping services. Our FinReg partners Joost…
  • Fifth year in a row: ranked in Chambers FinTech rankings Fifth year in a row: ranked in Chambers FinTech rankings What an honour! Both our firm, FG Lawyers, and our FinTech & Regulatory partner Anne Hakvoort have again been included in the Chambers FinTech rankings 2023. We are very grateful for this recognition and for the wonderful feedback our clients, peers and other FinTech enthusiasts have given…
  • FG Lawyers expands with the arrival of Eduard Fasseur FG Lawyers expands with the arrival of Eduard Fasseur We are delighted to announce that Eduard Fasseur joins FG Lawyers as a Partner today, 1 November 2022. He brings with him a strong track record in not only M&A and corporate law but also as general counsel. “With his experience and pragmatic approach, Eduard will…
  • 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…
  • 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…