On February 4, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an updated version of its questions and answers document (Q&As) on data reporting under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).

The updated Q&A includes four new questions that cover reporting the legal entity identifier (LEI) of issuers to the financial instruments reference database system (FIRDS) where an issuer has a branch with an LEI, as well as how to report maturity, expiry and termination dates to FIRDS.

The update also includes an amendment to an existing question that provides further clarity on the use of the trading venue transaction identification code when reporting transactions on complex trades.

The updated Q&A is available here.