Technical Standards

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EU Legislation on Indices and Recognized Exchanges under the Capital Requirements Regulation

Implementing Technical Standards listing the main indices and recognized exchanges for the use of eligible collateral in accordance with the Capital Requirements Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Proposed Draft Technical Standards Supplementing the Payment Accounts Directive

The European Banking Authority published proposed draft technical standards on fee terminology and disclosure documents under the Payment Accounts Directive....more

European Supervisory Authorities Opines on Final Draft Technical Standards on Uncleared Derivatives

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities published an Opinion on the European Commission's proposed amendments to the final draft Regulatory Technical Standards on risk mitigation techniques for uncleared...more

Ecuador Publishes Technical Regulation to Enforce Mercury and Cadmium Limits in Batteries

The Ecuadorian Standardization Agency (INEN) has published a technical regulation to enforce mercury (Hg) and cadmium (Cd) limits in batteries. This regulation establishes safety requirements for batteries in order to protect...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Publishes Draft Technical Standards on Reporting Sanctions and Measures Imposed

The European Securities and Markets Association published a final report on draft implementing technical standards concerning the procedures and forms for submitting information regarding administrative and criminal...more

Brexit, Here We Come (or Go)

The UK people have voted to leave the European Union. Although there is no constitutional duty to leave the Union as a result, politically this is likely going to happen. Change will not be immediate and happen over time....more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #18

OFSI gives guidance on dealings in North Korea - OFSI has published guidance for credit and financial institutions regarding the new measures in article 5a of the amended Regulation concerning restrictive measures...more

EU Technical Standards on Requirements for Investment Firms under MiFID II Adopted by the European Commission

The European Commission adopted a Delegated Regulation supplementing the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive with regard to organizational requirements and operating conditions for investment firms. The adopted...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #10

ESAs publish margin for non-cleared contracts RTS - The ESAs have published the final draft RTS under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), addressing: - risk mitigation techniques related to...more

EBA Publishes Amended Standards on Supervisory Reporting for Institutions

The European Banking Authority (“EBA“) has published its final draft Implementing Technical Standards (“ITS“) amending the Commission’s Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 680/2014 on supervisory reporting....more

A Common Standard for Evaluating Cyber Risk – Insurers Walk the Walk

Insurers have struggled to find a common baseline to measure cyber risks. Changes in technology, hacking and other data security risks and the shifting legal landscape concerning liability for data breaches have made the...more

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Extends Comment Period on Draft Technical Specifications for Certain Swap Data Elements

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight and Office of Data and Technology staff extended the comment period on the draft technical specifications for certain prioritized swap data elements...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #15

EBA finalises guidelines for DGS cooperation agreements - EBA has published its final guidelines on cooperation agreements between deposit guarantee schemes (DGS) under the revised DGS Directive. The Guidelines set out...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Covered Broker-Dealer Provisions Under Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - On February 17, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...more

European Commission Implementing Regulation Lays Down ITS on Disclosure of Leverage Ratio for Institutions under CRR

A European Commission Implementing Regulation laying down implementing technical standards (“ITS“) on disclosure of the leverage ratio for institutions under the CRR has been published in the Official Journal of the EU on...more

FinTech Focus: New European Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) Comes into Force

On 12 January 2016, the long-awaited revised Payment Services Directive (“PSD2”) came into force in Europe. This replaces the Payment Services Directive (“PSD”) that has been in place since 2007. The deadline for EU member...more

ESMA Opinion Highlights Differences with the European Commission on the Main Indices and Recognized Exchanges Under CRR

On 19 December 2014, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) submitted to the European Commission draft implementing technical standards (ITS), pursuant to the Capital Requirements Regulation 575/2013, specifying...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #10

Treasury updates Iran sanctions - Treasury has issued a notice explaining the effects on sanctions against Iran of Implementation Day (I Day) under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). I Day was 16 January, on...more

The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and Related IP Licensing Approaches

The financial impact of the Internet of Things on the global economy will be significantly affected by interoperability. A 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report indicated that, “[on] average, interoperability is necessary to...more

Insurance Focus (Italy): Investments covering technical provisions

The draft regulations on investments and assets covering technical provisions (consultation document no. 26/2015) were published on the IVASS (Italian Insurance Supervisory Authority) website on 16 December 2015....more

EBA Publishes Final Draft Technical Standards and Guidelines on Methodology and Disclosure for G-SIIs

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published final draft technical standards and revised guidelines on the further specification of the indicators of global systemic importance and their disclosure. The guidelines have...more

CFTC Requests Comment on Draft Technical Specifications for Swap Data

The staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has published for comment draft technical specifications for certain swap data elements, including data that are currently reportable under Part 45 of CFTC Regulations as...more

Solvency 2 ITS published in OJEU

Implementing regulations laying down implementing technical standards (ITS) relating to various Solvency 2 templates have been published in the OJEU. These include ITS on...more

Blog: Solvency II Implementing Regulations published in the OJ on New Year’s Eve 2015

Three new Solvency II Implementing Regulations were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on New Year’s Eve 2015 – The Commission’s Implementing Technical Standards on...more

EBA revises list of ITS validation rules

EBA has issued a revised list of validation rules in its Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting, highlighting those which have been deactivated either for incorrectness or for triggering IT problems. ...more

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