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Questionnaire on rating of structured finance instruments published
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • European Union
  • July 13 2007

On June 22, the European Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) published a questionnaire on the rating of structured finance instruments as part of CESR's review of the extent that credit ratings agencies are applying the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Code of Conduct Fundamentals for Credit Rating Agencies


Where is Europe’s CMBS market heading in 2014?
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • European Union
  • May 18 2014

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Main conclusions of the Council on transparency and rating agencies
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • European Union
  • July 21 2008

The Council of the European Union has published minutes from the 2882nd Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting which was held on 8 July 2008


European Commission introduces legislation to prevent future financial crises
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union
  • March 12 2009

This week, the European Commission’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee approved amendments to the "Capital Requirements" Directives


European insurance securitisation vehicle; where do we stand, what are the issues?
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • November 6 2008

Directive 200568CE on reinsurance (the Directive) came into force on December 10, 2005


The credit crunch breeds a rating agency watchdog
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • October 31 2008

As the credit crisis continues to affect confidence in the global financial market, the EU plans to adopt radical legislative measures for the oversight of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs


EU regulatory measures in response to the financial and economic crisis
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union
  • December 12 2008

Since 1999, under its Financial Services Action Plan, the EU has radically reformed EU financial services legislation, modernising or introducing comprehensive legislation in areas such as banking, investment services, securities and insurance, as well as measures on corporate governance, economic crime, audit and accounting


Commission publishes draft CRD changes
  • Dentons
  • European Union
  • March 27 2009

The Commission has published a working document that sets out the text of possible changes to the CRD


Luxembourg vehicles issuing asset-backed securities to disclose existence by end of March 09
  • NautaDutilh
  • European Union, Luxembourg
  • March 24 2009

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (the "ECB") has adopted a new regulation on 19 December 2008 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of financial vehicle corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (the "FVCs"


European Commission publishes two consultation papers on regulation of credit rating agencies (CRAs)
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union
  • August 12 2008

The two consultation papers published by the European Commission (Commission) on 31 July 2008 result from the perception that CRAs contributed to current market turmoil by underestimating the credit risk of structured instruments in which sub prime mortgages were embedded