Regulatory notice

Last Friday, ESMA published on its website a Consultation Paper on Guidelines on Article 25 of AIFMD.

Yesterday, the Luxembourg Government submitted to the “Chambre des Députés” a draft Law related to the extension of certain deadlines foreseen in sectorial financial laws during the state of crisis.

ESMA has published a public statement to ensure coordinated supervisory actions needed in response to the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak and its consequences on supervised entities on the application of SFTR, and in particular on the requirements regarding the reporting start date.

Yesterday, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong has adopted the same measures as the CSSF did in terms of swing pricing mechanism and anti-dilution levy in the context of high volatility on the financial markets due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Yesterday, CSSF published a “Communiqué” informing the entities under the obligation to submit a Long Form Report (LFR) that the deadline has been extended under certain conditions in consequence of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Yesterday, CSSF has updated the AML/CFT identification letters and fund market entry form.

In substance, the modifications brought to the forms are the following:

In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures implemented by supervised entities to mitigate the disruption of the services, CSSF has published yesterday a “communiqué” on regulatory reporting obligations.

Friday 20 March 2020, the CSSF released a “communiqué” about an update of its FAQ on Swing price following questions received from fund operators in the context of the market turmoil generated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

In connexion with the COVID-19 outbreak and based on its “special power”, the Luxembourg Government has decided a certain number of measures in connexion with the holding of general meetings of shareholders or bond holders with effect on 20 March 2020, date of the publication of the Grand-Ducal decree in the Memorial A, the official journal of the grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.