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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

Council of EU Adopts MLD5

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On May 14, the Council of the EU published a press release announcing that it has adopted the proposed Fifth 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 & Financial… Continue Reading

European Commission Proposes New Directive to Protect EU Whistleblowers

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On April 23, the European Commission (EC) adopted a package of measures, including a draft Directive and an Impact Assessment, to protect whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law. The definition of a “whistleblower” under the proposed new Directive would encompass any person who has “privileged access to information about breaches that can cause serious… 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 Implementing Decisions Recognizing Certain Third-Country Equities Markets Under MiFID II Published in OJ

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On December 14, the following decisions (Implementing Decisions) on the equivalence of the legal and supervisory frameworks of certain third countries, in accordance with Article 25(4)(a) of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), were published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ): European Commission Implementing Decision ((EU) 2017/2318) on the equivalence of… Continue Reading

Delegated Regulation Amending MiFID II Definition of Systematic Internalizer Published in OJ

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On December 13, as reported in the Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest edition for September 1, 2017, Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2294 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/565 as regards the specification of the definition of systematic internalizers for the purposes of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Delegated Regulation), was published in the Official Journal… Continue Reading

EC Launches Systematic Internalizer Amendment Consultation and Publishes Commodities Reporting ITS

Posted in Derivatives, EU Developments, Financial Markets
On June 20, the European Commission (EC) published a consultation and draft amendment to Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/565 (Delegated Regulation) supplementing the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). The Delegated Regulation specifies, among other things, additional criteria to be considered in determining whether a firm is a systematic internalizer (SI) for the purposes… Continue Reading

MiFID II Delegated Regulation and Implementing Technical Standards Published

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) call for multiple implementing technical standards (ITS) and delegated regulations to provide legislative details not contained within the text of MiFID II and MiFIR. Several of these were recently published: On June 12, the European Commission (EC) adopted… 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

MiFIR Delegated Regulations Published in Official Journal of the EU

Posted in Derivatives, EU Developments, Financial Markets
On November 21, 2016, three delegated regulations (together, Delegated Regulations) made under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation were published in the Official Journal of the EU. The Delegated Regulations are: Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2020 on the criteria for determining whether derivatives subject to the clearing obligation should be subject to the trading obligation, available… Continue Reading

EU Cybersecurity Directive published in the Official Journal of the EU

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On July 19, the final text of an EU directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems within the European Union (EU) (referred to as the Cybersecurity Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the EU. As noted in our previous Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest edition… Continue Reading

MAR Delegated Regulation on Abusive Practices and Suspicious Orders and Transactions Published

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets, UK Developments
Updating the Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest March 18 edition, on June 17, the delegated regulation (Delegated Regulation) on arrangements, systems and procedures and notification templates to be used for preventing, detecting and reporting abusive practices or suspicious orders or transactions under the EU Market Abuse Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the… Continue Reading

European Commission Adopts MiFID II and MiFIR Delegated Regulations

Posted in Derivatives, EU Developments, Financial Markets
On June 13, the European Commission (Commission) adopted three delegated acts in relation to the amended and restated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). The delegated acts each take the form of a directly applicable regulation (together, Delegated Regulations). They cover: (1) the direct, substantial and foreseeable… Continue Reading

European Commission Adopts Delegated Act in Relation to MiFID II

Posted in EU Developments
On April 7, the European Commission adopted its first delegated directive (Delegated Directive) to supplement the amended and restated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). The Delegated Directive sets out provisions in relation to the safeguarding of financial instruments and funds belonging to clients, product governance obligations, and the provision and reception of fees,… Continue Reading