Corporate weekly highlights—10 January 2019

Corporate weekly highlights—10 January 2019

This week’s edition of Corporate highlights includes the latest updates on Brexit and news of the consultation launched by NEX Exchange on proposed changes to its Growth Market Rules for Issuers.

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Brexit

Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 made

The Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/1403, were made on 19 December 2018. The Regulations amend key pieces of UK domestic law and EU tertiary legislation in relation to markets in financial instruments to ensure that the legislation continues to operate effectively on Brexit. The Regulations come into force partly on 20 December 2018 and fully on exit day. However, the changes made in the Regulations would not take effect on exit day if the UK enters an implementation period according to the explanatory information relating to the Regulations.

These Regulations are made to amend:

The Regulations are intended to ensure that the MiFID II regime continues to operate effectively in the UK after Brexit. Following exit day, they will support the fair, stable and transparent operation of UK financial markets and provide for investors to have the same protections they currently enjoy.

On 19 December 2018, the Financial Markets Law Committee published

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