Skip to content

ESMA confirms DTO to continue post-Brexit

ESMA has this morning released a public statement confirming that the EU Derivatives Trading Obligation (DTO) will continue to apply after Brexit transition. The DTO under Article 28 of MiFIR requires firms to transact certain derivatives (essentially the most liquid, standardised contracts) on an EU trading venue, or that of a third country already judged […]

EC endorse CSDR delay

On 23 October, the European Commission approved ESMA’s amended RTS, delaying the CSDR’s controversial settlement discipline regime until 1 February 2022. The amended RTS can be found here. Having been rubber-stamped by the Commission the RTS now enter the mandated three month period, pending non-objection by the Parliament and the Council. Despite adding to an […]

The Promised Land- an introduction

As a profession, lawyers are perhaps not best known for their eager embrace of new technology. The cynically-minded may say such reticence does not extend to the pursuit of money. The advent of new technologies, credibly promising substantial savings, will put these previously compatible stereotypes to the test. Over the last few years, ISDA and […]

CSDR SDR in lockdown

ESMA has confirmed its intention to extend its delay of the CSDR’s Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) until February 2022. An initial delay from the 13 September 2020 until 1 February 2021 was awaiting non-objection by the Parliament and Council to an earlier “Final” Report. This will now be superseded by a Final(er) Report on postponing […]

COVID-19 Regulatory update no. 6

Welcome to the sixth in our COVID-19 Regulatory update. Another relatively quiet period for COVID-19 related regulatory initiatives. With this in mind, forthcoming updates will be published on a fortnightly basis, or as and when sufficiently significant announcements are released.  

COVID-19 Regulatory update no. 5

Welcome to the fifth in our weekly COVID-19 Regulatory update. A relatively quiet week in terms of new COVID-19 related regulation. The FCA has announced that it will be sending out weekly updates on COVID-19 for those interested, as well as clarifying the scope of SM&CR.

COVID-19 Regulatory update no. 4

Welcome to the fourth in our weekly COVID-19 Regulatory update series produced early for the Easter bank holiday. A relatively quiet week for COVID-19 financial regulation. The most significant item being the rapid adoption of BCBS guidelines by MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) who adopted the deferred deadlines for Basel III reforms and IM Phase […]

COVID-19 Regulatory update no. 3

Welcome to the third in our weekly COVID-19 Regulatory update series. Another significant week for COVID-19 financial regulation- BCBS announced the deferral of Basel III implementation and on Friday evening issued a 1 year extension to the IM Phases 5 and 6 deadlines.

COVID-19 Regulatory update

In order to manage the impact from COVID-19, regulators are announcing a number of measures and reliefs to help firms deal with the disruption caused by the virus. Last week, we did a preliminary post with some of the steps that regulatory bodies have taken with regards to wholesale financial regulation, and the table below […]

EC says IM full speed ahead

Risk magazine (subscription) reports an email statement from Patrick Pearson, head of the financial market infrastructure and derivatives unit at the EC, that there are no plans to delay Phases 5 and 6 of IM. “The amendments to the current regulatory technical standard on margins to implement the internationally agreed timeframe are currently in the […]

Press enter or esc to cancel