The Legal Framework Of Crowdfunding In France

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The Legal Framework Of Crowdfunding In France

After presenting the legal framework of UK, we move on to examine Europe’s second largest crowdfunding market: France. The French crowdfunding market is a €253 million-worth market with seventy active platforms. Within the global renewable energy crowdfunding industry, French platforms like Lendosphere and Lumo are bright examples, having funded 12 and 6 projects respectively, according to Solarplaza’s Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Map. Although proper regulation was established only a year ago, the future of crowdfunding in France seems to be facilitated by a supportive legal framework. Below you’ll find an overview of France’s Legal Framework for Crowdfunding, conducted by Kramer Levin as part of our larger Crowdfunding Legal Framework Overview.

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The Legal Framework of Crowdfunding in the UK

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The Legal Framework of Crowdfunding in the UK

When talking about crowdfunding in Europe, the UK is without a doubt the most important and active market. According to Forbes, the UK crowdfunding industry had a net worth of €3.56 billion by the end of 2014, leading the continent. Quantified in money raised, the European crowdfunding scene raised €2.96 billion in total and the UK accounted for three-quarters of it.

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Crowdfunding Legal Framework Overview

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Crowdfunding Legal Framework Overview

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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Crowdfunding Regulatory Framework in Europe: Germany and Italy compared

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Crowdfunding Regulatory Framework in Europe: Germany and Italy compared

Regulatory frameworks are being established across the EU that will allow for the rapid growth of the sector over the rest of the decade. At the local level, crowdfunding looks set to flourish; but what are the current regulations in the different European countries? And how easily can these be harmonized to enable investment across borders?

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Watch the CrowdFundRES video

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Watch the CrowdFundRES video

This is our world today. It’s changing every day. The impact that man is having is compromising our future, and renewable energy is the way forward. Watch the video and take the survey. 

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Winaico Supplies 2.6 MW Of Modules For Crowdfunded Solar Project In Scotland

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Winaico Supplies 2.6 MW Of Modules For Crowdfunded Solar Project In Scotland

Taiwan-based Winaico has been selected as the module supplier for a large housing project in Berwickshire, Scotland. The crowdfunding program to install solar on almost 750 residential roofs of the Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has raised over 1 million British pounds of the 3.1 million pound-target since fundraising began last fall. Abundance Generation is hosting the crowdfunding effort.
 

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