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06 December 2019
Thomas Boone Challenge of drafting first-demand guarantees

France - Odi-se Avocats

The Court of Cassation recently clarified its position on first-demand guarantees. Considering the significant consequences for the beneficiary of a guarantee (depending on whether it is characterised as a first-demand guarantee or suretyship), the court's reasoning should be looked at carefully by any drafter of a first-demand guarantee.

Author: Thomas Boone
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Alexander Vogel New DLT/blockchain regulatory framework ready for parliamentary deliberations

Switzerland - Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Federal Council recently adopted a dispatch on the further improvement of the framework conditions for distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain. The proposal aims to increase legal certainty, remove barriers for DLT-based applications and reduce the risk of abuse. This federal legislation, which is designed as framework legislation, proposes specific amendments to nine existing federal acts, covering both civil and financial market law.

Authors: Alexander Vogel, Reto Luthiger, Lukas Lezzi
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Recent updates

Oludare Senbore How should Nigeria regulate its fintech industry?

Nigeria - Aluko & Oyebode

Authors: Oludare Senbore, Ina Arome, Chioma Obuka
Alexander Vogel New financial service and financial institution regulations

Switzerland - Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Authors: Alexander Vogel, Reto Luthiger
Stephan Schmalzl GDPR versus PSD II – right of access to information versus charges for information

Austria - Schima Mayer Starlinger

Author: Stephan Schmalzl
Masaki Konishi Public consultation on appropriate choice and use of Japanese yen interest rate benchmarks

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Author: Masaki Konishi
Camila Goldberg Cavalcanti Presidential decree simplifies foreign investment in Brazilian banking sector

Brazil - BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

Authors: Camila Goldberg Cavalcanti, Gabriel Bürgel

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