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Dec
13

EU Commission Adopts SFTR Level II…Finally!

The European Commission (EC) at long last adopted SFTR level II legislation today in the form of 7 delegated regulations. [Update 14.Dec: 3 more adopted today.] We broke the news early this morning on LinkedIn, and it was quickly reported in the press: http://www.securitieslendingtimes.com/securitieslendingnews/article.php?article_id=222662 So, eighteen months late. Better late than never.   The pertinent […]

By Staff | SFTR
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Sep
06

ESMA declines SFTR amendment – What happens next?

On 4 September, ESMA formally rejected the European Commission’s (EC) request to make minor amendments to its draft SFTR level II legislation. ESMA delivered this news in the form of a formal opinion with an accompanying covering letter. The “turf war” that we discussed previously continues. We were tempted to analyse the detailed legal argument […]

By Staff | SFTR
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Aug
15

Protected: BREXIT Bombshell to hit Financial Industry – EMBARGOED STORY

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By Seb Malik | Brexit . Law . SFTR
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Jul
09

SFTR – Commission will adopt ESMA’s RTS/ITS BUT…

For many months we have been writing both publicly and privately to our clients inviting them to ignore industry gossip about a greatly changed SFTR being privately concocted by the Commission (EC). We have posited that firms really do need to crack on as the draft level II legislation will not change in any significant […]

By Staff | Law . SFTR
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May
09

SFTR – Enforcement Action against the EU Commission

With regret, we announce we have commenced action against the European Commission (EC) for its failure to adopt or otherwise the SFTR RTS (regulatory technical standard) as ESMA presented to them on 31 March 2017. We previously explained the basis for action and had sought to engage privately with the EC but they have refused […]

By Staff | Law . SFTR
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May
09

GDPR: Police Requesting Personal Data – Disclose?

GDPR has legal force. What next? We were contacted by a prominent firm’s legal department seeking our opinion. The police sent them a request for personal data on a number of individuals. They were unsure how to handle the request under GDPR. Should they comply, or refuse the police’s request, insisting they obtain a court […]

By Staff | GDPR . Law
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Apr
06

SFTR – Commission delays RTS adoption. But is it legal?

How long does the EU Commission legally have to adopt a regulatory technical standard (RTS)? Specifically, how long does the Commission have to adopt the SFTR RTS given that they received it over a year ago. This article will present Market FinReg’s views.   Disclaimer: This is a matter of considerable public interest and represents […]

By Staff | Law . SFTR
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Mar
06

FSB delivers Global Shadow Banking Monitor 2017

In my book SFTR: A Survival Guide[i], I explained the importance of monitoring FSB shadow banking reports if one is to truly understand the essence of SFTR: As recitals 2-7 of SFTR acknowledge, the FSB’s reports have been instrumental in fashioning the EU’s SFTR legislation. Indeed, SFTR is the EU’s implementation of FSB recommendations (‘this […]

By Staff | SFTR
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