The British Government announced that it might introduce a temporary permissions regime for inbound passporting EEA firms and funds.
If there is not an implementation period and the passporting regime falls away when the UK leaves the EU, the temporary permissions regime will provide a backstop to ensure firms and funds can continue their business with minimal disruption.
It will allow inbound firms to continue operating in the UK within the scope of their current permissions for a limited period after exit day, while seeking full UK authorisation. It will also allow funds with a passport to continue temporarily marketing in the UK.
Vide the Announcement of the FCA
On 2 October 2018 the Commission brought an action for failure to fulfil obligations before the Court of Justice.
The Commission argues that (i) by lowering the retirement age and applying that new retirement age to judges appointed to the Supreme Court up until 3 April 2018 and (ii) granting the President of the Republic of Poland the discretion to extend the active judicial service of Supreme Court judges, Poland has infringed EU law.
On 3 April 2018 the new Polish Law on the Supreme Court (‘the Law on the Supreme Court’) entered into force. Under that Law, the retirement age for Supreme Court judges has been lowered to 65.
The new age limit applies as from the date of entry into force of that Law, including with regard to judges of that court appointed before that date. It is possible for Supreme Court judges to continue in active judicial service beyond the age of 65 but this is subject to the submission of a statement indicating the desire of the judge concerned to continue to perform his duties and a certificate stating that his state of health allows him to serve and must be consented to by the President of the Republic of Poland.
In giving that consent, the President of the Republic of Poland would not be bound by any criterion and his decision would not be subject to any form of judicial review.
The Court grants the Commission’s request for interim measures.
Vide the Decision in French
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a statement on 19 December 2018 to remind firms, providing investment services, of their obligations to provide clients with information on the implications of the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on their relationship with clients and on the impact of Brexit-related measures that a firm has taken or intends to take.
The statement is addressed to UK firms that provide services in EU27 Member States, as well as EU27 firms that deal with clients based in the UK.
Het wrakingsverzoek tegen de hele strafkamer van de Hoge Raad is ongegrond. Tot dat oordeel komt de wrakingskamer van de Hoge Raad.
Het wrakingsverzoek was gericht tegen de werkwijze van de Hoge Raad, waarin drie of vijf raadsheren een zaak beslissen, maar de overige leden van een kamer (in dit geval de strafkamer) deelnemen aan de beraadslaging over die zaak. Met zijn beslissing volgt de Hoge Raad op hoofdlijnen de conclusie van procureur-generaal Silvis, die had geadviseerd het wrakingsverzoek te verwerpen.
Zie de uitspraak:
Op 1 november 2018 vond de maandelijkse lunch van de Haagse cassatiebalie weer plaats, dit keer ten kantore van Salomons Van der Valk te Den Haag. Inleider was mr. Bruning. Besproken werden twee films van de Hoge Raad: Meer dan regeltjes uit 2006 en De zaak Jan M.
Op donderdag 4 oktober 2018 zal de Haagse cassatiebalie worden ontvangen door Korthals & Kneppelhout te Rotterdam. Spreker is dan mr. Bruning met als onderwerp “de Borgersbrief”.
Op 6 september 2018 vindt de maandelijkse cassatielunch weer plaats. De Haagse cassatiebalie zal dan worden ontvangen door Delissen Martens, Sportlaan 40, 2566 LB Den Haag:
Spreker is dan mr. Alt. Onderwerp: de aan het cassatiemiddel te stellen eisen.