The European Securities and Markets Authority has announced the Draft Regulatory and Implementing Technical Standards MiFID II/MiFIR. This includes the “Markets in Financial Instruments Directive” (MiFID II), the “Market Abuse Regulation” (MAR) and the “Central Securities Depositaries Regulation” (CSDR). The aim of these new rules is to make the markets more fair, more secure and more efficient.

The final report has been submitted to the European Commission and the Commission has three months to decide whether to endorse the technical standards.