News articles written by Géraldine D'Argembeau

MiFID II – FSMA communication on preparation for the entry into force of the MiFID II directive (for the aspects relating to conduct of business rules)

24 July 2017

Background This communication has been published in the context of the new legal framework arising from the Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Directive 2002/92/EC and Directive 2011/61/EU, and which will enter into force in January 2018. What’s new? The

European Parliament accepts possible delay MiFID II

27 November 2015

In an official statement that was published by the European Parliament on Friday 27 November 2015, MiFID II Rapporteur Markus Ferber tentatively accepted a one-year delay of the implementation deadline. The statement says: “The European Parliament’s negotiation team has informed the European Commission that we are ready to accept a one-year delay of the entry

MiFID II implementation potential delay

13 November 2015

In a speech to the EU Parliament, Steven Maijoor, Chairman of the ESMA, flagged that the current MiFID II timetable is “extremely tight” and delaying certain parts of it might be needed. In a separate statement, a spokesman of the European Commission stated “the most legally sound approach would be to delay the whole package