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Shareholder rights: implementing regulation published in Official Journal

On 4 September 2018, Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2018/1212 of 3 September 2018 laying down minimum requirements implementing the provisions of Directive 2007/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards shareholder identification, the transmission of information and the facilitation of the exercise of shareholders rights has been published in the Official Journal.

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ISS launches annual global policy survey

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to financial market participants, recently launched its Annual Policy Survey, a key component of ISS’ annual global policy development process, looking at potential changes for 2019.

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FATF Report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors: Virtual Currencies / Crypto-Assets

On July 18, 2018, FATF, published its report to the July 2018 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent inter-governmental body that develops and promotes policies to protect the global financial system against money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

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The New Prospectus Regulation

The Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC) (the “Current Prospectus Directive”), as supplemented by the current Prospectus Regulation (EC No. 809/2004) (the “Current Prospectus Regulation, together with the Current Prospectus Directive, the “Current Prospectus Regulation”) provides for a single regime throughout the EU governing the content, format, approval and publication of prospectuses.

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