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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
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
Joshua Mangeot
Joshua Mangeot
  • Joshua Mangeot

  • Counsel
  • 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

  • Consultant
  • Cyprus
Marina Stavrou
Marina Stavrou
  • Marina Stavrou

  • Associate
  • Cyprus
Matt Taber
Matt Taber
  • Matt Taber

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

  • Counsel
  • Cayman Islands

Europe renews short selling restrictions

On 16 September, the European Securities and Markets Authority and the EFTA Surveillance Authority renewed the requirement on hedge funds and other short sellers of stocks to report to member state regulators (National Competent Authorities or NCAs) where their positions exceed 0.1 per cent of the share capital of an issuer listed on an EU regulated market.

Aki Corsoni-Husain

ESMA recommends action by market participants on COVID-19

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a statement on 11 March 2020 that, together with National Competent Authorities (NCAs), it is closely monitoring the situation in view of the continuing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on financial markets in the European Union (EU).

Aki Corsoni-Husain, Vanessa Molloy

Round up of EU banking regulators issue updates and advisories on COVID-19

On 12 March 2020, the European Banking Authority (EBA), issued an announcement informing the sector that alongside national competent authorities (CAs) and the European Central Bank, it is coordinating a joint effort to alleviate the immediate regulatory and operational burden for banks during the COVID-19 outbreak. The ECB will also consider extending deadlines for certain non-critical supervisory measures and data requests. In light of the operational pressure on banks, the ECB supports the decision by the EBA to postpone the 2020 EU-wide stress test and will extend the postponement to all banks subject to the 2020 stress test.

Aki Corsoni-Husain, Vanessa Molloy