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France relaxes rules on direct lending to businesses

Published on: 13 April 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • France relaxes rules on direct lending to businesses
  • What does this announcement mean for the direct lending market in Europe?
  • What approach to direct lending has France taken?
  • How is the authorisation/regulation structured?
  • Could this influence other Member States to adopt a similar approach?
  • What does this mean for the UK? Could UK companies access French direct lending?
  • Are there risks that this opening up of direct lending could strengthen the shadow banking sector?

Article summary

Banking & Finance analysis: France’s financial watchdog, l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has announced the outcome of its consultation launched on 4 December 2015 on the ability of certain investment funds to carry out direct lending to businesses. Baptiste Gelpi, partner at Hogan Lovells in Paris, takes us through the proposals. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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