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    29/02/2024
    Europe

    TTBER to expire in 2026 – changes in sight?

    The current 2014 TTBER, Commission Regulation (EU) No 316/2014 of 21 March 2014 on the application of Article 101(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to categories of technology transfer agreements, expires on 30 April 2026 but the Commission has already started the evaluation and consultation process.The TTBER exempts restrictions of competition in technology transfer agreements from the prohibition of agreements that restrict competition. Technology transfer agreements are agreements by which one party authorises another party to use certain technology rights for the production...
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    29/02/2024
    EU

    Amendments to Directive 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers have been formally approved

    On 26 February 2024, the Council of the European Union officially approved amendments to Directive 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers (read more), marking a significant development in the regulatory landscape governing managers of alternative investment funds within the European Union. Additionally, the approved amending directive also modernises the framework for undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities by also amending Directive 2009/65/EC.The revised directive is scheduled to be published in the EU Official Journal soon, with it coming into effect 20...
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    26/02/2024
    Europe

    The CBAM – what is it and how will it affect the market?

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    Regulation (EU) 2023/956 establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) entered into force on 17 May 2023. The implementation of the CBAM has been divided into a transitional period (from 1 October 2023 to 31 December 2025) and a target period (starting 1 January 2026).Why has the CBAM been introduced?With the establishment of the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading (EU ETS) in 2005, which covers, among other things, energy intensive installations, the European Union has set a course of action to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. However, the ever-rising costs...
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    20/02/2024
    Bulgaria

    Ministry of Finance proposes a draft bill on Credit Servicers and Credit Purchasers

    The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance recently introduced for public consultation a bill for a new Credit Servicers and Credit Purchasers Act (“CSCPA”) implementing Directive (EU) 2021/2167 on credit servicers and credit purchasers (“CSD”). The CSD aims at creating a “single market” for distressed assets in the EU and introduces a harmonized regulatory framework for NPL-transactions between banks, credit purchasers and firms providing NPL-related services. The proposed CSCPA bill only concerns NPLs originated by credit institutions, thereby excluding loans provided...
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    14/02/2024
    EU

    The EU Parliament and Council reached an agreement on ESG rating

    On 5 February 2024, the European Parliament (the Parliament) and the Council of the European Union (the Council) reached a provisional agreement on the EU Commission's proposal from June 2023 for a regulation governing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) rating activities. This rating aims to offer an assessment of a company's or a financial instrument's sustainability profile, ultimately bolstering investor confidence in sustainable products. ESG ratings' new rules appear as a priority, as they will strengthen the reliability and comparability of ESG ratings and improve the transparency...
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    13/02/2024
    EU

    EU legislative initiatives on recovery and resolution planning for insurance undertakings are taking shape

    With the compromise proposal for an Insurance Recovery and Resolution Directive (IRRD) published by the EU Council in January 2024, EU legislative initiatives to establish a recovery and resolution framework for insurance undertakings are taking shape. The following article has summarised selected aspects concerning Austrian (and potentially other EU) insurers, which - from experience with early stages of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) - are of particular interest for group-wide asset liability management and capital planning, collateral management, the product landscape and...
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