Mondaq Europe - Gibraltar: Finance and Banking
Hassans
5th Money Laundering Directive – The European Union's regulatory gaze begins to shift towards crypto-currency exchanges and custodian wallet providers
ISOLAS
Overview on changes affecting Experienced Investor Funds ("EIFs"): Financial Services (Experienced Investor Fund) Regulations 2018 and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission's statement on EIFs investing in digital assets.
ISOLAS
The British Government has today confirmed that Gibraltar Financial Services providers and Gibraltar gaming operators will continue to have access to the U.K. markets post-Brexit...
Hassans
In recent months a number of organisations have issued notices and guidance to the potential participants of ICOs, explaining the inherent risks which these activities present.
ISOLAS
On the 13th January 2018, the Second Payment Services Directive ("PSD2") came into effect across the European Union.
Fiduciary Group
HM Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) have today published Guidance Notes to assist Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) providers when applying for a licence.
ISOLAS
Unless you've spent the last year living underground, with no access whatsoever to another human being, much less any contact with social media, you will have heard/seen something about cryptocurrency (crypto for short), or at least a mention of the most famous of all the 1,300 cryptocurrencies in existence today - Bitcoin.
ISOLAS
Defining the intangible, balancing innovation with the application of ‘good old' regulation, and managing crypto's emergence into the mainstream of financial services beyond its statistical systematic significance.
ISOLAS
The summer months have seen a number of interesting developments for Gibraltar's financial services industry.
The Sovereign Group
Greetings and welcome to summer in Gibraltar. Now it's not often that I do ‘requests' in this column but I am making an exception this month.
The Sovereign Group
You have to hand it to our editrix. She does like to present me with a challenge. A short while back, when setting deadline dates, she reminded me that the February edition is geared traditionally to the season of love ...
Hassans
The long awaited appeal in Weal v FSC has now been heard and the Judgment of the Court of Appeal handed down (it is available from the Gibraltar Court Service website).
Hassans
Gibraltar implemented Protected Cell Company legislation in 2001 and was the first European jurisdiction to do so. Since then Malta has implemented a PCC Act and the UK itself has introduced its own regime for Open Ended Investment Funds.
The Sovereign Group
In the dim and distant past when studying law for my banking diploma, I came across an 1892 case involving the "carbolic smoke ball".
ISOLAS
The Court of Appeal has upheld the judgment of Jack J in Minette Compson v The Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Commission and Brian Weal v The Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Commission.
ISOLAS
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published proposed guidance for UK-regulated financial services firms when using cloud computing solutions to implement technology services or operations.
ISOLAS
The ECJ held that foreign exchange (FX) transactions which are part of foreign currency denominated loans do not constitute an investment service.
Hassans
I have already written extensively about the case of Compson v FSC & Weal V FSC involving an appeal against certain decisions of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission ("FSC") , unreported, 29th April 2015, and therefore for the purposes of this briefing note, I will assume that the background is known to readers.
The Sovereign Group
Regular readers will recall that, as Christmas approaches, this column pays its annual visit to dear old Mrs Rock, who is generally mightily confused about the financial aspects of life.
ISOLAS
Corporate governance is an important live issue worldwide particularly in the alternative fund management space, fuelled both by scandals (for example Madoff and Weavering) and tightening regulation.
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ISOLAS
Overview on changes affecting Experienced Investor Funds ("EIFs"): Financial Services (Experienced Investor Fund) Regulations 2018 and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission's statement on EIFs investing in digital assets.
ISOLAS
On the 13th January 2018, the Second Payment Services Directive ("PSD2") came into effect across the European Union.
Hassans
5th Money Laundering Directive – The European Union's regulatory gaze begins to shift towards crypto-currency exchanges and custodian wallet providers
ISOLAS
The British Government has today confirmed that Gibraltar Financial Services providers and Gibraltar gaming operators will continue to have access to the U.K. markets post-Brexit...
Hassans
In recent months a number of organisations have issued notices and guidance to the potential participants of ICOs, explaining the inherent risks which these activities present.
Fiduciary Group
HM Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) have today published Guidance Notes to assist Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) providers when applying for a licence.
ISOLAS
Unless you've spent the last year living underground, with no access whatsoever to another human being, much less any contact with social media, you will have heard/seen something about cryptocurrency (crypto for short), or at least a mention of the most famous of all the 1,300 cryptocurrencies in existence today - Bitcoin.
The Sovereign Group
Greetings and welcome to summer in Gibraltar. Now it's not often that I do ‘requests' in this column but I am making an exception this month.
ISOLAS
Defining the intangible, balancing innovation with the application of ‘good old' regulation, and managing crypto's emergence into the mainstream of financial services beyond its statistical systematic significance.
ISOLAS
The summer months have seen a number of interesting developments for Gibraltar's financial services industry.
The Sovereign Group
You have to hand it to our editrix. She does like to present me with a challenge. A short while back, when setting deadline dates, she reminded me that the February edition is geared traditionally to the season of love ...
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