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"s 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.


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.


Did the EU financial regulation cause the Brexit?
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 23:26


Why Britons left - competing hypotheses are attacking us in every article. There is no use to object to dominant trends, hence I'll also try to present some propositions in that regard.


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.


The EU legislative process - symptoms of anarchy
Thursday, 07 July 2016 14:34


A few annoying facts from a financial lawyer's perspective...


Title transfer collateral arrangement, emission allowances and SFTR - difficult coexistence
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 06:00


The practical issue, maybe obvious, but I would like to know for certain: do SFTR apply to title transfer collateral arrangements in emission allowances?


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