On January 14, 2015, the EBA published for consultation draft Implementing Technical Standards (“ITS”) which set out the procedures, forms and templates for the preparation of resolution plans by resolution authorities. To obtain the information needed to prepare a resolution plan for a particular firm, the EBA is proposing that resolution authorities first request the information from the firm’s national regulator. If the national regulator does not have the relevant information or the information is not available in the required format, then the resolution authority may approach the firm directly for the information. When a firm provides the information to the resolution authority, it must do so using the proposed forms and templates. The forms and templates are in Excel format and cover organizational structure, governance and management, critical functions and core business lines, critical counterparties, structure of liabilities, funding sources, off-balance sheet, payment systems, information systems, interconnectedness, authorities and legal framework, in line with the required information under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (“BRRD”). The forms and templates will be the minimum set of harmonized information which group-level resolution authorities must share with the EBA, relevant EU resolution authorities and national regulators, as required under the BRRD. Responses to the consultation are due by April 14, 2015.

The consultation paper is available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/948691/EBA-CP-2015-01+%28Draft+CP+ITS+Reporting+Resolution+planning%2 9.pdf.