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Comprehensive guide to crypto assets in trusts and foundations
Partner Joshua Mangeot, Counsel Marc Piano, and Associate Myles Chingara contributed the BVI chapter in the upcoming Crypto Assets in Trusts and Foundations comprehensive guide, co-published by Globe Law and Business and STEP.
ESMA consults on essential MiCA draft guidelines: Reverse solicitation and financial instruments
On 29 January 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority published two consultation papers relating to draft guidelines proposed to be issued under Regulation 2023/1114 on markets in crypto-assets.
CySEC Circular: EBA public consultation on Travel Rule Guidelines for AML/CFT in crypto-asset transfers
On 28 November 2023, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission published circular 605 informing regulated entities about the European Banking Authority's public consultation on new money laundering and terrorist financing guidelines for preventing the abuse of funds and certain crypto-assets transfers.
CySEC enhances concept of “good repute” under its CASP regime
On 3 November 2023, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) issued Directive R.A.D 343/2023 (the CASP Amending Directive) which was published in the Cyprus Official Gazette. Through the CASP Amending Directive, CySEC amends its existing Directive on the Prevention and Combating of Money Laundering from Illegal Activities (Registry of Service Providers of Crypto Asset Service Providers) 2021 in a number of important respects.
Cyprus and Cayman Islands among the 48 countries to implement the crypto-asset reporting framework
On 10 November 2023, the Cayman Islands and Cyprus have joined 46 other countries and territories in endorsing the Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework action plan, by 2027.
European Banking Authority releases MiCA-related consultation papers
On 20 October 2023, the European Banking Authority (EBA) released a comprehensive series of consultation papers pertaining to the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA).
MiCA Regulation: ESMA’s consultation packages and implementation milestones
On 5 October 2023, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) released the second consultation package related to the draft technical standards in connection with the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA). This consultation includes five key areas where ESMA is seeking feedback on proposed rules.
EU Council adopts DAC8: Another directive to strengthen the exchange of information in the field of taxation
On 17 October 2023, the Council of the European Union adopted Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation, aimed at strengthening the cooperation and exchange of information between national tax authorities. This directive primarily focusses on crypto-assets and tax rulings for high-net-worth individuals. It also takes the opportunity to extend the scope of the categories of income subject to exchange of information.
EU reaches provisional deal to strengthen banks dealing with crypto assets
On 29 June 2023, the European banking sector negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission have reached a provisional agreement on changes to the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), here and the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD), here .
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