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Accessing the German Market

Accessing the German Market

By and | 16 Jan 2019

This briefing describes the possibilities for third country credit and financial services institutions which do not benefit from EU passporting rights to access the German market.

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EU energy sector set for crucial state aid decisions in 2019

EU energy sector set for crucial state aid decisions in 2019

By and | 15 Jan 2019

2018 witnessed multiple state aid rulings in the European energy industry, putting state aid and competition back at the core of energy regulation. Wouter Vandorpe, of counsel, energy and utilities at Fieldfisher, discusses whether further decisions will bring clarity for energy companies.

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Derivatives alert: Negative interest rates under CSAs: Appeal allowed

By , and | 12 Nov 2018

On 26 September, The State of the Netherland's application for Appeal was allowed in relation to the English High Court's ruling on 25 July, in favour of Deutsche Bank, that there is no obligation to pay negative interest under an English law CSA.

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Security over Art: General Developments & Highlights

Security over Art: General Developments & Highlights

By , and | 17 Oct 2018

A number of particular issues and difficulties arise for lenders in taking security over art as opposed to other assets, especially in relation to art owned by natural persons. This briefing paper includes an update to the subject, sets out some of the recent general developments in the art market and highlights some traps for the unwary.

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Kammergericht Berlin: Bitcoin keine Rechnungseinheiten nach KWG und kein E-Geld nach ZAG

Kammergericht Berlin: Bitcoin keine Rechnungseinheiten nach KWG und kein E-Geld nach ZAG

By , , , and | 15 Oct 2018

Das Kammergericht Berlin (4. Strafsenat) hat am 25. September die Feststellung getroffen, Bitcoins seien keine Rechnungseinheiten iSd Kreditwesengesetzes ("KWG") und auch kein E-Geld iSd Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetzes ("ZAG"). Es verwarf die Revision der Staatsanwaltschaft gegen das Urteil des LG Berlin vom 15. November 2017, das bereits einen Freispruch für den Angeklagten vorsah (Az. (4) 161 Ss 28/18 (35/18), 4 35/18)).

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Arabian Rights: Breaking the Saudi glass ceiling

Arabian Rights: Breaking the Saudi glass ceiling

By | 02 Oct 2018

Fieldfisher partner Vivien Davies argues that pro-female cultural shifts underway in Saudi Arabia, thanks to the comparatively liberal policies of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, need to be backed by legal reform to enable women to reach their professional potential.

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Renewables and reform in European Corporate PPAs

Renewables and reform in European Corporate PPAs

By , and | 28 Sep 2018

Access to reliable and cost effective sources of energy and recognising CSR objectives are becoming increasingly crucial to both companies and governments. With rising uncertainty over power supply, it is important for organisations to consider entering "Corporate PPAs". Our team recently authored the following report on this topic and would be pleased to discuss in more depth with you.

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From Bitcoin to blockchain: Solving the regulatory cryptogram

From Bitcoin to blockchain: Solving the regulatory cryptogram

By | 24 Sep 2018

Fieldfisher corporate partner and tech specialist Tim Bird, fintech consultant and CEO of TeamBlockchain Jonny Fry, and Cummings Law's alternative investment legal expert Claire Cummings discuss the regulatory hurdles facing mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies and payment services technologies.

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