• What does the current legislation landscape look like in the most important crowdfunding markets?

  • What are the upcoming legislative updates and how does the outlook for the future look like? 

Crowdfunding has become more and more popular over the last years, being an extremely disruptive and revolutionary financing option for projects that are unable to access traditional financing methods. However, as with every fintech innovation, the legislation was not so quick to catch up. That led each crowdfunding market to have its own investment frameworks, some more proactive than others, creating a not-so-homogeneous landscape for potential investors. 

Thus, which are the similarities and differences among the most prominent crowdfunding jurisdictions? Is there any way that we will ever establish a convergence of all these legislative frameworks? How does the future for cross-border transactions looks like?

Solarplaza asked legal experts from five prominent law firms and one European affairs consulting firm to put together reports from their jurisdictions, and the result is an compact, yet impressive report of the crowdfunding legal frameworks across the most important crowdfunding markets in the world right now.

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Firms Involved

Cleantech Law Partners is a full-service law firm dedicated exclusively to the unique legal and policy needs of renewable energy project developers and   cleantech companies.  CLP’s legal team has extensive knowledge of the clean technology industry and experience guiding clients through a variety of alternative energy projects. Cleantech Law Partners represents project developers, investors, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs.

Eversheds operates at the leading edge of business. Recognised by Acritas as a Global Elite Law Firm, the firm regularly advises on billion dollar deals and high profile cases on behalf of the world’s most powerful corporations and financial institutions. The firm is unique in its multi-jurisdictional project management approach and commitment to seamless service delivery across its 50+ offices. Evershed’s lawyers provide top quality legal advice whether they are operating locally or across borders from our bases in Europe, the Middle EastAsia and Africa.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier full-service law firm with offices in New York, Paris and Silicon Valley, including a full range of advisory, transactional and litigation services.  The firm’s strengths include multidisciplinary and complementary teams and strong, hands-on involvement of the partners.  The firm has deep expertise in alternative finance, crowdsourced funding and FinTech.

Osborne Clarke provides insightful and effective legal services to meet its clients' advisory, litigation and transactional needs. The firm helps its clients gain competitive advantage in an international business environment that is reshaping to meet new digital, economic, environmental and political challenges. Osborne Clarke’s advice is framed by its deep knowledge of its clients' industries and its international reach - the firm has a presence across Europe and in the US. Within its core sectors, its clients range from market leaders to fast-growth companies.

Hogan Llovels offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world's most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. Hogan Llovels helps its clients  identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. The firm’s 2,500 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you.

Eupportunity - European affairs consulting - is a specialised consultancy company in European policies and affairs, European law, European programs and communication. Since 2009, Eupportunity has built a reputation of excellence representing companies and associations in a wide range of sectors: pharmaceutics, banking, IT, construction, retail, tourism, among others.