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Final rules for the EU derivatives trading obligation published

European Union - December 29 2017 The scope of derivatives covered by the obligation and the timing of the implementation track the draft regulation proposed by European Securities and...

Will Sykes, Michael Harwood-Smith.


ESMA provides clarity on trading obligations for derivatives under MiFID II

United Kingdom, European Union - October 18 2017 On 28 September 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its report on the revised trading obligation regulatory technical...

Will Sykes, Michael Harwood-Smith.


Implementation of EMIR margin rules for uncleared OTC derivatives

European Union - October 20 2016 On 4 October 2016, the European Commission adopted a final draft text1 of implementing legislation under EMIR2 that in the coming months will require...

Will Sykes.


ESMA proposes a delay in mandatory clearing for firms with limited volumes of OTC derivatives

European Union - July 20 2016 On 13 July 2016 ESMA issued a consultation paper proposing a two-year delay to EMIR OTC derivatives clearing for financial counterparties (FCs) and...

Will Sykes.


Requirement on buy-side entities to issue SFTR risk warning statements to counterparties

United Kingdom, European Union - June 27 2016 If you receive securities collateral under repos, stock loans or TRSs you may need to notify your counterparties of the risks to them in posting...

Will Sykes, Tom Mortlock, Edward Swainston.