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UK and EU Publish Draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

Posted in Brexit, Brexit/UK Developments, Financial Markets, UK Developments
On November 14, a technical agreement was reached between the negotiators of the UK and the EU in relation to the terms of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU (the Withdrawal Agreement). Published alongside the Withdrawal Agreement was a non-binding Political Declaration, providing an overview of the intended future relationship between the UK… Continue Reading

ECON Votes to Adopt Draft Reports on Revised EU Prudential Framework for Investment Firms

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On September 24, the European Parliament published a press release announcing that its Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) voted to adopt its draft reports on the European Commission’s proposals for a regulation on the prudential supervision of investment firms (Investment Firms Regulation (IFR)), and a directive on the prudential supervision of investment firms… Continue Reading

ECON Publishes Draft Reports on Legislative Proposals for Cross-Border Distribution of Collective Investment Funds

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On September 21, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) published the following draft reports, both dated September 18: a draft report on the proposal for a directive on the cross-border distribution of collective investment funds; and a draft report on the proposal for a regulation on facilitating cross-border distribution of collective investment… Continue Reading

ECON Publishes Draft Report on Proposed Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers

Posted in Digital Assets and Virtual Currencies, EU Developments, Financial Markets
On August 10, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) published its draft report on the European Commission’s March 2018 proposal for a regulation on European crowdfunding service providers (CSPs). The draft report contains a draft European Parliament legislative resolution, the text of which sets out suggested amendments to the European Commission’s proposal.… Continue Reading

HM Treasury Publishes Draft Version of the EEA Passport Rights Regulations 2018

Posted in Brexit, Brexit/UK Developments, Financial Markets, UK Developments
On July 24, HM Treasury published its draft version of the European Economic Passports Rights (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (draft Regulations). The purpose of the draft Regulations is to remove references to the passporting framework set out in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and in other UK legislation.… Continue Reading

UK’s EU Withdrawal Act Receives Royal Assent

Posted in Brexit, Brexit/UK Developments, EU Developments, Financial Markets, UK Developments
On June 26, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Withdrawal Act) received royal assent, which is the final stage for approving UK parliamentary bills. The Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest edition of July 14, 2017 included a substantive review of the Withdrawal Act. Notably, the House of Commons amended that bill to require that any… Continue Reading

European Parliament Adopts EMIR 2.1 Proposal

Posted in Derivatives, EU Developments, Financial Markets
On June 12, the European Parliament (EP) issued a press release announcing its adoption in plenary of the proposed regulation to amend the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) in respect of, among others, clearing, reporting and risk-mitigation techniques for over-the-counter derivatives contracts not cleared by a central counterparty (CCP).… Continue Reading

ECON Publishes Proposed Amendments to Prudential Supervision of Investment Firms Directive

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On April 13, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) published a draft report, featuring the European Parliament legislative resolution with ECON’s amendments to a proposal regarding the prudential supervision of EU investment firms. This amends the Capital Requirements Directive IV and the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) (collectively,… Continue Reading

European Parliament Adopts Fifth Money Laundering Directive

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On April 19, the European Parliament (EP) published a press release announcing its adoption of a proposal for a fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5). The introduction of MLD5 forms part of the European Commission’s action plan to counter terrorist financing and money laundering, published in February 2016 (further details are available in the Corporate &… Continue Reading

European Commission Adopts MiFID II Delegated Regulations

Posted in Derivatives, EU Developments, Financial Markets
On December 1, the European Commission adopted two delegated regulations (together, Delegated Regulations) to supplement the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. The Delegated Regulations adopted include: regulation regarding the application of position limits to commodity derivatives, available here; and regulation pertaining to the criteria for establishing when an activity is considered to be ancillary… Continue Reading

European Commission Adopts MiFID II Delegated Regulations

Posted in Derivatives, EU Developments
On May 24, the European Commission (EC) adopted two delegated acts to supplement the amended and restated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). The delegated acts both take the form of a regulation (together, Delegated Regulations) and cover: (1) the admission of financial instruments to trading on regulated markets (Admission Delegated Regulation), and (2)… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Directive Adopted by the EU Council

Posted in EU Developments
On May 17, the Council of the EU (Council) announced it had formally adopted the new EU Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security for network and information systems (Cybersecurity Directive). The Cybersecurity Directive establishes EU-wide security and incident notification requirements for operators of essential services (such as banking and financial market… Continue Reading

ECON Adopts Draft Report on Virtual Currencies

Posted in EU Developments
On April 26, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) confirmed it voted in favor of a proposal contained in a draft report (Report) to create a virtual currencies taskforce. The taskforce would be created to (1) build expertise in the technology of virtual currencies (such as Bitcoin), and (2) where appropriate,… Continue Reading