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The European Union is an economic and political partnership comprised of 27 nations within the Eurozone. The EU was established in 1948 to promote stability and cooperation among member states in the aftermath of WWII. The EU maintains a common currency as well as several intranational institutions, including the European Parliament and the European Commission. less -

EU Authority Publishes Advice, Technical Standards and Guidelines under EU Money Market Funds Regulation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published technical standards, technical advice and Guidelines under the Money Market Funds Regulation. These are: final draft Implementing Technical Standards providing a...more

ESMA Q&A on Trading Obligation for Shares Under MiFID II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) published a press release on November 13, 2017 clarifying the application of the trading obligation for shares to trade certain instruments on-venue under the MiFID II...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on Broker/Dealer, Derivatives, CFTC and UK/EU Developments

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Releases New Targeted Exam Letter Regarding Order Routing Conflicts - On November 10, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released the contents of a new Order Routing Conflicts targeted...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 10 November 2017 – 16 November 2017

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BREXIT - UK Finance proposes model for post-Brexit financial services under EU-UK trade agreement - On 16 November, UK Finance published a report entitled "Supporting Europe's economies and citizens: a modern approach...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Consults on Amending Systematic Internalisers' Quote Rules

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published a consultation proposing amendments to the Regulatory Technical Standards on the equity transparency obligations of trading venues and investment firms (Commission...more

ESMA Highlights EU Regulatory Rules Applicable to ICOs

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

ESMA has published two statements highlighting ICO risks for investors and EU regulatory rules applicable to issuers and advisors involved with ICOs. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published two...more

EU Extends the Scope of the Framework for Collective Investment in Unlisted SMEs

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

A Regulation amending the European Venture Capital Funds Regulation and European Social Entrepreneurship Fund Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This Amending Regulation makes...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - November 2017 - Issue 10

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details on the amendments to the European Venture Capital and Social Entrepreneurship Fund...more

US Regulator Warns EU about Proposed Extraterritorial Overreach

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has authored an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal warning of potential consequences if the European Union mishandles Britain's impending exit...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 3 November 2017 – 9 November 2017

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Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email please contact RegulatoryChange@allenovery.com. BREXIT - HoL EU...more

ESMA Clarifies Third Country Transitionals Under the EU Benchmarks Regulation

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

ESMA has published a new Q&A clarifying the transitional arrangements for third country benchmarks under the EU Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). Key Points: ..Non-EEA benchmarks that are being used in the EEA before 1...more

Corporate News - November 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

A monthly newsletter covering topics of interest in the field of UK corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, listed companies, equity capital markets, corporate governance and general company law. ...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: October

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 6 September 2017, the Court of Justice, the European Union (“EU”)’s highest court, issued its much awaited decision in a case of abuse of dominance by a US microchip manufacturer using exclusivity or loyalty rebates, i.e....more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - November 2017 - Issue 9

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details on SEC’s no action letters and Commission’s FAQs on “hard dollar” research payments under...more

Outsourcing and Delegation – EU Commission Proposes Powers of Intervention

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Aware of the risks of regulatory arbitrage developing post-Brexit, a key feature of the Commission’s proposals allows ESAs to monitor the practices of EU27 regulators....more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 20 October 2017 – 26 October 2017

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BREXIT - Brexit – HoC Treasury Committee launches inquiry into UK's economic relationship with the EU - On 20 October, the HoC Treasury Committee launched an inquiry into the UK's economic relationship with the EU. The...more

EU Proposals to Strengthen the Powers of the European Supervisory Authorities

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On 20 September 2017, the European Commission made proposals to strengthen the regulatory and supervisory powers of the three European Supervisory Agencies (ESAs) namely the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA),...more

Securitisation Regulation and CRR Amendment – recent developments

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In preparation of the joint debate on the Securitisation Regulation (the "Sec. Reg.") and the amendment to the Capital Requirement Regulation (the "CRR Amendment") in the plenary session of the European Parliament scheduled...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - October 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

Legal Entity Identifiers under MiFID II

From 3 January 2018 all legal entities (no matter where they are based or incorporated) involved in buying, selling or issuing financial instruments on EU regulated markets, multilateral trading facilities or organised...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Launches Next Stage of EU Reporting System

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The European Securities and Markets Authority has announced the launch of the second phase of its Financial Instrument Reference Database (FIRDS). FIRDS covers the requirements under both the Markets in Financial Instruments...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 13 October 2017 – 19 October 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - Please see the Financial Crime section for an update on the new Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill which is presently being considered by the UK Parliament in preparation for Brexit. TheCityUK publishes...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Consults on Guidelines for Non-Significant Benchmarks

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has launched a consultation on proposed Guidelines on the obligations applying to the provision of and contribution to non-significant benchmarks under the Benchmarks Regulation....more

European Commission Legislative Proposals for Enhanced Powers for European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk...

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The European Commission has published legislative proposals designed to strengthen and further integrate the supervisory framework of the European Union. The proposals build on contributions to the Commission's public...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 6 October 2017 – 12 October 2017

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BREXIT - Uncorrected evidence relating to Brexit from House of Lords Select Committee on European Union - On 12 October, the HoL Select Committee on the EU published an uncorrected transcript of oral evidence taken from...more

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