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8 February 2019
The Dutch regulation which exempts certain non-EU based investment firms from the MiFID licensing requirement in the Netherlands has been extended so that it will include investment firms based in the United Kingdom in case of a no-deal Brexit. A formal decision...
22 January 2019
The Netherlands is introducing a number of contingency measures to anticipate a potential hard Brexit, including (i) providing the Dutch Government with legislative tools to act quickly to mitigate unforeseen but unacceptable adverse consequences and (ii) ensuring...
5 January 2018
The European Commission has published a proposal for the overhaul of the prudential regime for EU investment firms: i.e. regulated firms carrying on securities and derivatives business. This will have significant impacts on such firms' individual prudential...
5 July 2017
On 30 June 2017, Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, the Prospectus Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Prospectus Regulation will enter into force on 20 July, although only a few provisions will take effect on that date and most...
7 September 2016
The new EU Regulation on financial benchmarks has been published in the Official Journal and has now entered into force. The Regulation imposes new requirements on firms that provide, contribute to or use a wide range of interest rate, currency, securities, commodity...
6 September 2016
This briefing paper provides an overview of the key institutions of the European Union (EU), the EU legislative process and the roles of the European Commission and the European Supervisory Authorities in the creation of the technical rules that are central to...
5 May 2016
The European Parliament has now adopted the text of the proposed Regulation on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts. The new Regulation aims to curb conflicts of interest in setting benchmarks and will impose new requirements...
3 February 2016
The amendments to the EU Transparency Directive (2004/109/EC), dealing with ongoing reporting requirements for issuers of securities admitted to trading on regulated markets, introduced by the Amendment Directive (2013/50/EU of 22 October 2013) have been implemented...
4 January 2016
The EU Securities Financing Transactions Regulation – or SFTR – has now been published in the Official Journal and will come into force on 12 January 2016, although many requirements are subject to transitional provisions.
30 September 2015
The pace of regulatory change in Europe since the onset of the 2007/08 financial crisis has been blistering and shows little sign of slowing. The securitisation industry has been forced to adjust to these changes at a very demanding pace. The changes in regulation...