CSSF Brexit preparation call


CSSF Brexit preparation call

23 July 2018

Regulatory News Alert

On 10 July 2018, the CSSF echoed a publication from the EBA (European Banking Authority) to call for a true and active preparation for Brexit.

Beyond all the political developments, discussions, and negotiations, reality is going to hit soon—in about seven months the UK will leave the EU (pending a transition period). The CSSF invites all stakeholders to prepare for the event. This preparation should focus on:

  1. Identifying the potential impacts
  2. Preparing an action plan that should consider a new or an extension of the current licence, mitigating risks to business continuity, and identifying new suppliers
  3. Activating the plan
  4. Preparing and communicating with clients

These steps have to be prepared and ready at the latest by year-end. The authority might do some sounding checks to enquire about the stage of preparation within each institution to ensure that the market place is moving ahead.

The CSSF states that given the uncertainty, the plans should be designed to take the worst-case scenario as the core scenario, which translates into no plan, no agreement and the UK becoming a full-fledged third country, hence leading to a collapse of the current intra-EU legal system between the UK and remaining Member States. Even if that scenario might not be the most realistic in the long term, any longer term solutions might have to go through a hard Brexit first.

The warning call from the CSSF is targeting not only the institutions that have a physical presence in the UK, but also all the institutions that are solely in the remaining EU Member States, as there might be a handful of indirect effects of Brexit on their structures, such as contracts, services, or products. Knowing the current situation will help institutions move toward the post-exit scenario.

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Simon Ramos
Partner – Brexit Coordinator
Tel : +352 45145 2702

Pascal Martino
Partner – Banking Leader
Tel : +352 45145 2119

Marco Lichtfous
Partner – Brexit Banking
Tel : +352 45145 4876

Francesca Messini
Director – Brexit Banking
Tel : +352 45145 2791

Julie Van Cleemput
Director – Strategy & Regulatory Consulting
Tel : +352 45145 2989

Benoit Sauvage
Director – RegWatch, Strategy & Consulting
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