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Regulating Europe's derivative markets - where are we now?

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union
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  • May 24 2012

After the publication of fifteen revised drafts of the long-awaited Regulation of the European Parliament and Council on OTC Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (commonly known as “EMIR”), you would be forgiven for thinking that the Europeans were never likely to see a conclusion to legislative attempts to regulate their over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives market

Clearing derivative transactions in the EU: what you need to know

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 15 2014

All counterparties within scope of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation ("EMIR") and subject to the clearing obligation will soon be

ESMA’s technical standards for EMIR

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 9 2012

“The publication of ESMA’s standards on EMIR sees the EU taking its final steps towards meeting the G20 commitment on bringing OTC derivatives trading under supervision, and provides clarity to the market on the shape of the new regime.” Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair

A Euro break-up: impact on financial documentation

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 19 2012

On 1 January 2012, many of us brought in the New Year with a celebratory glass of champagne, just as the Europeans did 10 years ago when their drinks were paid for in shiny new Euros

Proposed European regulation on short selling and credit default swaps

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 22 2010

On 15 September 2010, the Commission published its proposals in respect of stand-alone legislation intended to address the risks associated with short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps ("CDS") in the European Union (the "Proposed Regulation"

A European financial transaction tax

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union
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  • March 15 2013

In September 2011, the European Commission initially proposed that a financial transaction tax ("FTT") be implemented by all 27 EU Member States

EU proposed financial transaction tax fortune or folly?

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 12 2011

Since the financial crisis, there has been frequent talk of the introduction of a financial transaction tax

The Euro odyssey: an epic journey or a Greek tragedy in the making?

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union, Greece
  • -
  • June 11 2012

The future of the European single currency stands precariously balanced

Collateralising uncleared derivatives trades under EMIR draft regulatory technical standards

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union
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  • May 12 2014

On April 14, 2014, the European Supervisory Authorities ("ESAs")1 published the anticipated first draft regulatory technical standards ("RTS") on

Draft EU regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • September 20 2010

On 15 September 2010, the European Commission ("EU Commission") tabled its legislative proposal (the "Proposal") for a Regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (the "Regulation"