Luxembourg – CSSF Short Selling Notifications

Luxembourg – CSSF Short Selling Notifications

On 4 February 2022, LUX CSSF issued amendment to the short selling notification threshold.

  • LUX CSSF published circular 22/798, dated 1 February 2022, amending circular 12/548.
  • Follows EU CMSN September 2021 adopted regulation re net short threshold.
  • Also follows ESMA January 2022 issued statement on net short positions.


  • The amendment reflects the changes made by EC delegated regulation 2022/07 on the adjustment of the relevant threshold for notification of net short positions in shares.
  • This requires that a natural or legal person who has a net short position must notify the relevant competent authority where position reaches a threshold of 0.1% or less.
  • The requirement relates to the issued share capital of the company concerned.
  • The reporting requirement also extends to each 0.1% above that initial threshold level.


  • The circular applies with immediate effect from 1 February 2022.