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ESMA issues opinion on supervisory approach to Brexit-related relocations from the UK

8 June 2017

On 31 May 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an opinion setting out nine principles to support supervisory convergence in the context of relocations from the UK, following the UK's decision to leave the EU. The opinion is addressed primarily to national regulators – also known as national competent authorities (NCAs) – of the 27 Member States that will remain in the EU (EU27) but it will be relevant to firms considering relocating entities, activities or functions from the UK, including through use of delegation structures.

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