The Mexican Senate has approved an initiative to reform the Securities Market Law and the Investment Funds Law
The initiative, which envisages some important changes aimed at making the Mexican stock market more flexible, must continue its legislative passage and may undergo amendments before being definitively approved.
The reform that encourages long-term shareholder engagement at listed companies has been approved and it introduces amendments in terms of corporate governance and the functioning of capital markets
The Spanish parliament has approved the Law amending the Companies Act (Legislative Royal Decree 1/2010, of July 2, 2010) and other pieces of financial legislation, as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement at listed companies.
COVID-19: Extension of the term for the granting of ICO guarantee facilities relating to commercial paper notes traded on MARF and increase of the market capitalization threshold determining the obligation to list shares on a regulated market
Royal Decree-Law 34/2020, of November 17, 2020, on urgent measures to support business solvency and the energy sector, and on tax matters (RDL 34/2020), published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on 18 November 2020, further extends the term for the granting of ICO guarantee facilities relating to commercial paper notes traded on the Spanish Alternative Fixed Income Market (MARF) and introduces amendments to the Spanish Securities Market Law.
What a Time to be in Capital Markets
Partners Fernando Vives, head of the firm, and Gonzalo García-Fuertes, both based in Madrid, comment about the current environment ('Best Lawyers').
COVID-19: CNMV and the Spanish Registrars’ Association issue joint statement on financial statements and proposed allocation of profit/loss
In the context of the extraordinary situation stemming from the COVID-19 health crisis, the Spanish Registrars’ Association and the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) issued a joint statement on March 26, 2020, in which they consider that, as regards financial statements and the proposed allocation of profit/loss, companies may, among other alternatives, choose to proceed as follows:
CNMV renders 2013 criteria on discretionary treasury stock transactions ineffective
The Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) informed on January 13, 2020 of its decision to render ineffective the criteria addressed to issuers of securities for their discretionary treasury stock transactions, published in 2013. These criteria consisted of a number of recommendations on trading conditions and transparency when carrying out discretionary treasury stock transactions (not performed within buy-back programs or under liquidity contracts).
New legislation that transfers to the Portuguese Securities Market Committee (CMVM) the powers of prudential supervision of investment management companies was published
It was published on 24 September 2019 Decree-Law no 144/2019 which transfers from the Bank of Portugal to the Securities Market Committee (CMVM) the powers of prudential supervision of investment fund management companies and credit securitisation fund management companies (SGFTC).
Contingency measures have been adopted by the Portuguese Council of Ministers in the event of a no-deal Brexit
As already adopted by other EU member states, on 12 September 2019 contingency measures were approved by the Portuguese Council of Ministers and should be applied to credit institutions, investment companies and management entities with head office in the United Kingdom in the event of Brexit without a deal.
It was published the first amendment to the Portuguese SIGIs’ Regime
On the 4th of September 2019, Law no. 97/2019 was published in Portugal’s Official Journal introducing the first amendment, approved under a parliament review, to the Real Estate Investment and Asset Management (SIGIs) regime, approved by Decree-Law no. 19/2019, of 28 January.