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Usually every January the European Central Bank (ECB), acting at the helm of the Banking Union's Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), publishes its overall compliance assessment...
Hogan Lovells
In 2019 the non-performing loan (NPL) ratio of the EU banking sector declined to 3%. At the same time, both EU legislators and the European Central Bank (ECB)...
This Client Alert looks at some of the key themes for supervised institutions from the SSM's SREP 2019 process.
On July 25, 2019, EIOPA published a draft Opinion on the supervision of remuneration principles in the insurance and reinsurance sector (the Draft Opinion).
Mayer Brown
Although the term 'legal true sale' is used in German market practice by the parties to financial transactions, it cannot be defined by reference to a specific provision of German law.
On January 7, 2019 the Council or "Consilium" of the European Union, which is part of the EU bicameral legislature and represents the executive governments of the EU's Member States ...
As Europe returned from a busy summer to a September full of policy speeches, summits and schedules, all of which sought to set the tone for the EU ...
P+P Pöllath + Partners
With this report the Commission expresses its views in favour of certain legislative amend-ments of the remuneration rules under CRD IV.
On March 14, 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published1 its Annual Report on the Convergence of Supervisory Practices in the EU (the Convergence Report).
QuickTake: What next for Minimum Requirement for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL)?
P+P Pöllath + Partners
With effect of March 18, 2016 the legislator has now implemented into law the new administrative practice of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority.
P+P Pöllath + Partners
In our Client Memo of December 2, 2011, we reported on the adoption of the "Act Reforming the Laws on Intermediaries for Financial Investments and on Investment Products" ("Act").
The financial crisis in 2008 has led to regulatory changes in the financial sector worldwide. The regulatory environment for banks organised in the European Economic Area ("EEA") in particular has been subject to many material changes since 2008, and further regulatory changes are in the process of implementation by the competent national and supranational authorities.
Baker & McKenzie
The financial crisis and ensuing losses suffered by counterparties to various structured product transactions has provoked an outbreak of "misselling" cases.
Salans LLP
In its judgement dated 22.03.2011 (reference number: XI ZR 33/10), the BGH for the first time delivered an opinion on interest rate swap agreements, which had attracted much attention by the public.
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
On 30 July 2008 Germany's federal government published a revised draft (Kabinettsentwurf) of an act changing and amending the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz).
Allen & Overy
A bank is entitled to use the name "DAX®" to communicate that its financial instrument is linked to the rate of the DAX.
Jones Day
The German economy has experienced minimal growth for a number of years. Insolvencies have reached record levels, and the number of businesses outside of formal insolvency proceedings, but in need of restructuring, is significant.
Mayer Brown
Although many legal aspects have to be observed within the course of the sale of distressed loans, there are no legal obstacles in Germany which would bar such sales.
Jones Day
Effective January 1, 2004, the German Tax Legislation has been amended. For foreign investors, the tightened thin capitalization rules are certainly the most important changes.
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