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A&L Goodbody | European Union | 31 Oct 2012

Short selling regulation

The Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps (EU) No 2362012 (Regulation) (supplemented by a European delegated regulation as well as regulatory and implementing standards) will apply from 1 November 2012.


A&L Goodbody | European Union | 31 Jan 2011

European Commission focuses on framework for financial supervision in Europe

On 19 January 2011, the European Commission published a proposal for a Directive (the "Omnibus II Directive") to effect changes in the areas of insurance and securities regulation.


A&L Goodbody | European Union | 30 Nov 2010

European Securities and Markets Authority: Council adoption of proposed establishing regulation

On 17 November 2010 the Council announced that it had adopted, without debate, the proposed regulation establishing the European Securities and Markets Authority.


A&L Goodbody | European Union | 30 Sep 2010

European Parliament approves reform of EU supervisory framework

On 22 September 2010, the European Parliament approved legislation reforming the EU financial supervisory framework at first reading.


A&L Goodbody | European Union | 17 Sep 2010

Proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers - an update

The EU Commission issued a draft Directive on 30 April 2009 to introduce the regulation and supervision of EU domiciled Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) who manage and administer or market alternative investment funds in the EU.


A&L Goodbody | Ireland | 30 Jun 2010

EU Prospectus Directive and employee share schemes

Employers whose employee share schemes have unwittingly brought them within the EU prospectus regime will welcome the adoption of amendments to the legislation by the European Parliament on 17 June 2010, which will extend the exemption for employee share schemes and increase the availability of other scale-based exemptions.


A&L Goodbody | European Union | 30 Jun 2010

EU Parliament resolution on amendments to Prospectus Directive

The European Parliament has adopted, with some changes, the Commission's proposal to amend the Prospectus Directive.


A&L Goodbody | European Union | 28 May 2010

AIFM Directive

The EU Parliament ECON Committee has voted to accept Rapporteur Gauzes' version of the AIFMD text and the Ecofin Ministers have unanimously agreed the Spanish Presidency's version of the AIFMD text.


A&L Goodbody | European Union | 29 Sep 2009

Proposed new Prospectus Directive will cut costs and simplify processes

The European Commission (the Commission) has announced a proposal to amend the Prospectus Directive (Directive 200371EC) (the Directive).

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