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ESMA Updates MiFIR Data Reporting Q&As

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) published an updated version on November 14, 2017, of its Q&As on data reporting under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (Regulation 600/2014)...more

ESMA Statements on ICO Risks for Firms and Investors

Following the European Securities and Markets Authority‘s (“ESMA“) observation in rapid-growth initial coin offerings (“ICOs“)s, on November 13, 2017, ESMA issued two statements on ICOs. ESMA notes in a statement for firms...more

ESMA Provides Further Clarity on Initial Coin Offerings in Europe

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Following our 7 November 2017 blog “Europe as a Hub for Initial Coin Offerings”, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published two statements on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The statements underline...more

The Delta Report: MiFID II/MiFIR – Outlook into 2018

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Commodity Position Limits (Article 57 of MiFID II/RTS 21) - 28 September 2017 – ESMA and the national competent authorities ("NCAs") published an updated work plan for the opinions on pre-trade transparency waivers and...more

The Delta Report: On the end of LIBOR: preliminary reflections on its implications for derivatives

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Background and how the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") works - The financial crisis brought considerable changes to the entire financial regulatory environment and the way many financial instruments, especially...more

EU Authority Acts on New Third-Country Endorsement and Equivalence Regime for Credit Ratings

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published updated Guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime and Technical Advice on the equivalence of certain third-country legal and supervisory frameworks...more

EU Proposed Guidelines on Position Calculation by a Trade Repository

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published proposed Guidelines on position calculation by trade repositories under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation. EMIR requires that derivatives contracts are...more

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Regulation Round Up - October 2017

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3 October - The Prudential Regulator Authority (PRA) published a policy statement on strengthening accountability in banking and changes to senior managers regime (SMR) forms. The changes to the SMR forms will become live on...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: October

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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

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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

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