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The Regulatory Blog is an informal and up to date news and information service of key regulatory developments in our jurisdictions: the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Luxembourg. We intend to include the latest financial services, anti-money laundering, sanctions and related developments within our remit.

Contributors

Aki Corsoni-Husain
Aki Corsoni-Husain
  • Aki Corsoni-Husain

  • Partner
  • Cyprus
George Apostolou
George Apostolou
  • George Apostolou

  • Partner
  • Cyprus
Jermaine Case
Jermaine Case
  • Jermaine Case

  • Associate
  • British Virgin Islands
Chiara Deceglie
Chiara Deceglie
  • Chiara Deceglie

  • Partner
  • Luxembourg
Massimiliano della Zonca
Massimiliano della Zonca
  • Massimiliano della Zonca

  • Senior Associate
  • Luxembourg
Philip Graham
Philip Graham
  • Philip Graham

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Ayana Hull
Ayana Hull
  • Ayana Hull

  • Counsel
  • British Virgin Islands
Katerina Katsiami
Katerina Katsiami
  • Katerina Katsiami

  • Associate
  • Cyprus
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight
  • Andrew Knight

  • Partner
  • Luxembourg
Evi Koutsioumpa
Evi Koutsioumpa
  • Evi Koutsioumpa

  • Associate
  • Luxembourg
Joshua Mangeot
Joshua Mangeot
  • Joshua Mangeot

  • Senior Associate
  • British Virgin Islands
Mirza Manraj
Mirza Manraj
  • Mirza Manraj

  • Counsel
  • Hong Kong
Elina Mantrali
Mirza Manraj
  • Elina Mantrali

  • Associate
  • Cyprus
Vanessa Molloy
Vanessa Molloy
  • Vanessa Molloy

  • Partner
  • Luxembourg
Andrea Moundi Savvides
Andrea Moundi Savvides
  • Andrea Moundi Savvides

  • Associate
  • Cyprus
Marina Stavrou
Marina Stavrou
  • Marina Stavrou

  • Associate
  • Cyprus
Matt Taber
Matt Taber
  • Matt Taber

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Carolynn Vivian
Carolynn Vivian
  • Carolynn Vivian

  • Senior Associate
  • Cayman Islands

CSSF’s mandatory notification for UK firms in the context of Brexit

The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) issued a press release on 15 July 2019: businesses that are currently authorised under CRD, MiFID II, PSD 2 or EMD in the UK will be considered “third-country” firms and will lose the benefit from their existing passporting rights under the relevant EU Directives from the date the UK leaves the EU without concluding a withdrawal agreement based on Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union (hard Brexit). The CSSF would like to emphasise that the provision of regulated services in Luxembourg without a proper authorisation is illegal and thus subject to sanctions.

Vanessa Molloy

Opinion of the EBA on depositors protection occurring from the withdrawal of the UK from the EU

On 1 March 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published an opinion relating to deposit protection issues stemming from the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. In the opinion, the EBA calls on the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Designated Authorities to ensure that depositors in branches of the UK credit institutions in the EU are adequately protected by the EU deposit guarantee schemes, in case of a withdrawal of the UK from the EU with no ratified agreement in place.

Vanessa Molloy, Katerina Katsiami