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It is Now Legal to Crowdfund Across All of the European Union But Challenges Remain

Earlier this month, the European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) went into effect across the entire European Union. A dramatic step forward in removing internal borders in regards to capital formation, and part of the overall Fintech Action plan, the regulation allows firms in need… Read More

ESMA Publishes Final Report on Technical Standards for European Crowdfunding Service Providers

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final report on the “Draft  Technical Standards under the European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business Regulation.” As was previously reported, European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) goes into effect today. This enables issuers to raise… Read More

Harmonized European Crowdfunding Rules Go Into Effect

Harmonized European crowdfunding laws commence today (November 10, 2021). After years of engagement by industry leaders, largely due to the efforts of EuroCrowd, issuers may now utilize investment platforms to sell securities across all EU member states. The European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) rules… Read More

ESMA Fines DTCC Derivatives Repository Plc for Infringements of European Market Infrastructure Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Union’s securities markets regulator, has reportedly fined DTCC Derivatives Repository Plc (DDRL) a total of €408,000 for seven infringements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The violations are related to (or involve) data confidentiality, data… Read More

European Securities and Markets Authority: Deadline for Comments on European Crowdfunding Service Providers Consultation Due this Week

This past February, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced a consultation on technical standards for the Europea Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR). The move was part of the European Union’s announced harmonization of investment crowdfunding rules. For years, industry insiders and advocacy groups,… Read More

ESMA Initiates Call for Evidence on Digital Finance

European securities regulator, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), has issued a “call for evidence” on digital finance. According to a statement posted by the ESMA, they are seeking information on “value chains,” platforms, and financial/non-financial services. The initiative is part the EU’s goal… Read More

European Securities and Markets Authority Drafts Standards for Pan European Crowdfunding Rules: Industry Prepares to Provide Feedback

This past week the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a consultation paper addressing standards for the previously approved pan-European crowdfunding regulation. As covered in the past, the European Union has passed legislation to enable online securities offerings across its member nations. After many… Read More

Karsten Wenzlaff of the German Crowdfunding Association Provides Insight into Harmonization of Pan-European Crowdfunding Rules

Last year, the European Union approved pan-European crowdfunding rules that will apply to all member states thus finally offering a harmonized approach to online capital formation. Crowdfunding advocates and European platforms had long recognized the unnecessary friction intrinsic to raising capital based on national regulations… Read More

European Draft Regulation of Crypto-Assets Seeks Innovation Friendly Approach as Usage of Blockchain in Financial Services Grows

Draft regulation crafted by the European Commission that pertains to crypto-assets (digital assets) and blockchain tech in financial services has surfaced on the web. Final legislation has been anticipated at some point this month as European policymakers seek to foster an “innovation-friendly” approach that assures… Read More

Head of European Securities and Markets Authority, Steven Maijoor, Says it is Time for Europe to Deliver on Crypto Regulation

Speaking at a Fintech conference in Brussels this past week, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Chair Steven Maijoor, told the audience it was “time to deliver” when it comes to regulating crypto-assets and affiliated distributed ledger technology (DLT). Why aptly noting… Read More

European Securities and Markets Authority Tells European Commission that ICOs and Crypto Assets Need an EU Wide Regulatory Approach

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has just published its “Advice” on “Initial Coin Offerings and Crypto-Assets.” In the past, ESMA has issued several warnings regarding crypto-assets and virtual currencies. The Advice outlines ESMA’s position on the issues that exist in the rules within ESMA’s… Read More

ESMA, MiFID and the Post-Brexit Future of Europe’s Capital Markets Union

  Recently, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) held its first ever conference in Paris. The event underlined the growing importance of ESMA, the European Supervisory Authority for capital markets. Along with the European Commission and the Parliament, ESMA is one of the pillars… Read More

The European Securities & Markets Authority Responds to EC Consultation Paper on Fintech

Response Specifically Targets, AI, Crowdfunding, Blockchain, Regtech & More. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has responded to the European Commission consultation paper on “Fintech: a more competitive and innovative financial sector”. The ESMA welcomed the initiative to take a stock-take of the EU’s… Read More

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