REMIT reporting burdensome? Write to ACER for an exemption
Monday, 26 September 2016 06:11


Merciful EU energy watchdog granted relief from REMIT reporting for tenants in shopping malls. More clients are waiting...


Dark pools, crossing networks, voice brokerage systems - are their secret algorithms at risk of being compromised?
Monday, 12 September 2016 06:37


Under MiFID II secondary legislation the nature of any algorithm or program used to determine the matching and execution of trading interests is going to be routinely revealed to competent authorities.


Commission Delegated Regulation of 18 May 2016 - relaxed legal corset on energy traders
Monday, 22 August 2016 06:30


Traders in physically settled energy forwards will not be required to hold a MiFID II licence when trading on OTFs' markets.

According to recent European Commission Delegated Regulation, in order to remain within the scope of this exemption licenses to operate in the energy physical markets or adequate production, storage or consumption facilities will not be necessary.


Flawed inception of mandatory clearing
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 11:00


Financial counterparties and alternative investment funds (AIFs) which are not clearing members and which have a lower level of activity in OTC derivatives (to be measured against a quantitative threshold) will likely benefit from extended deadlines for mandatory clearing.


Also proprietary traders must prosecute market abuse under MAR
Monday, 25 July 2016 06:00


REMIT and MAR differ significantly in their market abuse prosecution regimes when it comes to the obligations of proprietary traders. Temporarily?


The EU position limits framework - is this manageable issue?
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 06:00


1,500 vs. 28 - this is the scale of discrepancy between the volumes of position limits frameworks in the EU and the US.


Viability of the EU OTC commodity forward markets hinged on one word in the recital of the European Commission Regulation
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 06:30


Physical forwards can still be used under MiFID II by commodity producers in bilateral contracts. Most of them will not be captured by the financial instruments' strict legal requirements. 


Trapped by REMIT
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 06:26


Imagine a manufacturer who who consumes 595 MWh yearly. He sleeps well since convinced that REMIT itself, REMIT registration and operationally burdensome REMIT transactions and orders reporting are beyond the scope of his affairs. And suddenly somebody comes and says, "You have serious legal problems, you are not credible business partner". What's the point?


MiFID II own account exemption modified
Monday, 01 August 2016 06:00


MiFID II has not entered into force yet, but already became substantially amended. What has changed? Key issue - exemptions.


MAR publication channels: ESMA vs. EC
Monday, 18 July 2016 06:00


What was the essence of the dispute between the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Commission as regards the inside information publications under REMIT and MAR?

Does it influence on the ongoing regulatory practice?


Every company as a prosecutor - impressions from reading ACER's 4th edition of REMIT Guidelines
Monday, 11 July 2016 06:30


ACER has established a new, costly law for companies.


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