The Paris office Financial Services department, led by Arnaud Grünthaler partner, advised CACEIS Bank on obtaining its registration as a digital asset service provider (DASP) from the AMF on 20 June.
CACEIS Bank – a Crédit Agricole SA subsidiary specialising in financial services for institutional investors – is the first French securities custodian to obtain DASP registration. It is now authorised to provide custody services for digital assets for institutional clients.
For this matter, Fieldfisher France's team comprised partner Arnaud Grünthaler, and associate Elena Veragten. The team once again demonstrated its cutting-edge expertise in this area, its ability to assist financial institutions with the issues raised by these technical matters and to work with the regulators.
Arnaud Grünthaler, partner in charge of the Financial Services department, comments : "We are delighted to have assisted CACEIS Bank on the regulatory and legal aspects of this registration, which demonstrates the growing interest of traditional financial players in supporting clients seeking investment opportunities in less traditional asset clauses, against a backdrop of regulatory harmonisation at European level. This is a very positive sign for he French market".
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